Boy, 6, Pinned By Car After Brother, 4, Tried To Drive

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HAZELWOOD (KDKA) — A child was critically injured after he was pinned under his family’s vehicle in Hazelwood on Sunday evening.

It happened around 7:20 p.m. in the 600 block of Johnston Avenue.

The 6-year-old boy, initially reported to be 10, was rushed to Children’s Hospital.

KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti Reports —

According to Pittsburgh Police, the accident happened when the boy’s 4-year-old brother wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese. The little boy got the keys to the vehicle, and both he and the victim got into the car.

Police say the 4-year-old managed to put the car in reverse and that’s when the 6-year-old fell out and was run over.

“A car came out of the driveway in a house where he lives, and he was pinned underneath that vehicle,” Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

Paramedics in a rescue truck arrived on the scene to find the car partially on the sidewalk with the front end on the road way.

Rescue crews lifted the vehicle using wooden cribbing blocks to transfer the heavy weight of the car, and removed the front passenger-side wheel in order to free the boy.

The boy was last listed in critical condition.

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