Ferguson elementary student struck, pinned by vehicle outside school


by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com


Posted on November 20, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 10:58 PM

800 block of January Avenue

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 (KMOV) -- An elementary student was struck and pinned under a vehicle Wednesday evening outside a Ferguson school.

According to the Ferguson Police Chief, Tom Jackson, the male student was leaving Johnson Wabash Elementary School and crossing the 800 block of January Avenue when he was struck by a car around 3:45 p.m.

The sixth-grader was reportedly pinned under the car for several moments before a good Samaritan came with a jack to lift the car off the child.

Police say the child was alert and talking when he was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

A second student was also hit but that child was able to avoid being struck directly. That student was treated and released at the scene. 

According to police, the driver of the vehicle that struck the child stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.

Further descriptions on the injured child were not immediately released.

News 4 is at the scene working to learn more for News 4 at 6 and KMOV.com