CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 6-year-old boy had to be pulled from beneath a vehicle after being hit by a car in an East side Cleveland neighborhood.
Crash investigators first responded to the crash involving a pedestrian in the 10800 block of Hulda Avenue at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The driver of the striking vehicle did stay on scene.
The boy’s aunt tells 19 News he was running across the street to get into her car when he was hit.
“I’m telling him like ‘stop, stop, stop’ and I’m telling her to ‘stop, stop stop’ and it was all over, she had hit him already,” says Ferrisha Perryman, the boy’s aunt, who says she witnessed the whole thing.
According to Perryman and residents who witnessed the crash, the boy was pinned underneath the vehicle for a short time before eventually being pulled out.
“He was trapped under the car. I had to flip out of my car to go get him. He was wedged under the back end of the tires, balled up,” says Perryman.
Paramedics rushed the child to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be serious.
The boys aunt says he’s now in stable condition, but has several cuts and bruises.
Residents told 19 News that drivers frequently speed through the neighborhood, creating potentially hazardous situations for pedestrians in the area. However, other neighbors believe that children are playing in the street, too often, unsupervised.