A 10-year-old boy has been flown to an out-of-region hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being pinned between two cars Monday morning in the parking lot at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School in Virgil.
The boy was trying to get his backpack out of the back of his mother's vehicle when the car behind them “moved forward and struck the boy, pinning him between both vehicles,” Niagara Regional Police Services Const. Jesse Vujasic told The Lake Report in an email.
Bryce Brunarski, superintendent of public relations with Niagara Emergency Medical Services, said the boy suffered a broken leg, though he wasn’t able to specify which part of the leg was broken.
Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters were called to the scene at about 9 a.m., said chief Nick Ruller.
“Firefighters from Station 3 were dispatched for a report that a child had a leg injury from a motor vehicle collision,” Ruller said Monday afternoon.
The injury is serious but non-life-threatening and the boy is “stable, alert and talking,” Brunarski said in an interview.
“Mom was with him, thankfully, the whole time, which is good.”
Brunarski wasn’t sure which hospital the boy was flown to but said it was done so he could receive “more definitive care.”