Boy Dragged By Car In Critical Condition

Posted December 19, 2009 By:   EVERGREEN, Colo. — A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition after being struck and dragged by a car on Saturday afternoon in Evergreen.   Evergreen Fire Rescue Chief Garry Dejong said firefighters were called to the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store at 952 Swede Gulch Road in Evergreen at around 1:40 p.m. on a report of a person being struck by a car.   A witness told 7News that a woman was pulling into a parking spot in the lot when she struck the boy, who was apparently kneeling and trying to pick something up.   The woman kept driving a short distance, dragging the boy under the car. The witness said bystanders rushed to the scene and lifted the car off of the boy. Dejong said the boy was with his grandmother and other siblings when the accident happened.   Dejong said the boy was airlifted out to The Children’s Hospital in Denver. He was listed in critical condition.   The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

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