Emergency responders carry a child who was hit by a car to a Mayo helicopter Thursday afternoon from the park near First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune
Emergency responders carry a child who crashed into a car to a Mayo helicopter Thursday afternoon from the park near First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune

Boy hit by car airlifted to St. Marys

Published 10:37am Friday, August 30, 2013

CLARKS GROVE — An 11-year-old child was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Thursday afternoon after he reportedly crashed his bicycle into a car backing out of a driveway.

Gold Cross paramedics and other emergency responders take care of a child who was hit by a car at 208 E. Main St. in Clarks Grove Thursday afternoon. -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune
Gold Cross paramedics and other emergency responders take care of a child who crashed into a car at 208 E. Main St. in Clarks Grove Thursday afternoon. — Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune

Authorities have not released the boys name.

Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Glen Strom said the crash took place on the 200 block of E. Main St. Sheila Kay Hansen, 50, was reportedly backing out of a driveway when the boy cut southeast through the yard and crashed into the back corner of the vehicle, Strom said.

The boy was with other children, who reportedly witnessed the crash.

Clarks Grove first responders, Gold Cross Ambulance crews, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Minnesota State Patrol responded.

The boy’s condition is unknown.


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