In sad news coming out of San Diego, California, a four-year-old boy wandering alone on an I-15 offramp shortly after midnight Tuesday, was seriously injured when he was struck by a truck.
Fox News reports, “The boy, according to CBS News 8, was wandering alone in the rain on an Interstate-15 off-ramp just after midnight when he was hit. The child was taken to a local hospital with a bloody forehead.”
Rainy conditions were likely a factor in the collision, with slick roads and poor visibility making for hazardous driving conditions and increased stopping distances.
“The station reported that when the driver of the truck spotted the boy, he hit the brakes and swerved in a bid to avoid the child. However, the driver apparently was unable to avoid the 4-year-old, clipping him as he attempted to stop.
"The headlight of the truck was broken as a result of the impact.”
After the impact, the driver of the truck immediately went to the boy’s assistance. He and another driver tended to him while they waited for emergency services to arrive. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he is reportedly in serious condition.
At this time, police are saying very little about the circumstances surrounding the tragedy; it is unknown why the little boy was walking alone in the rain on that road at midnight.
“The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and a police officer said intoxication likely didn’t play a role in the incident.”
Please join us in praying for this little guy’s recovery. And also for the driver of the truck who has to be pretty shaken by this completely unexpected turn of events.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.