Young boy hit by car in busy intersection
POSTED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 10:21am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:01pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — A young boy is hit by a car near the intersection of Montana and Mescalero around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon, and transported to University Medical Center with serious injuries.
Witnesses say the young boy, who appeared to be 9 or 10 years old, was jay-walking when he was hit.
They say Montana and Mescalero is known to be a dangerous intersection.
"I've been here 2 years and we get an accident every 2 days, 3 days," said Miguel Avina, owner of a car wash and body shop across the street from where the accident happened.
"Since I've been here, 2 people have already died, here at this intersection," said Richard Lopez, a guest at the motel across the street.
David Montelongo, who works at Aaron's near the intersection, describes what he first heard when the boy was hit.
"I was behind the counter, I was taking care of a couple customers, and at the time we heard some braking. When I looked up, that's when I saw the little boy on the street," said Montelongo, "we all called 911. My store manager called 911 and we all jumped at the scene."
When Miguel Avina heard the impact, and came to help the little boy.
"He had some head trauma, some scrapes, and he was unconscious when I got there. After about 2-3 minutes, he started crying and yelling, you know," said Avina.
"There were a couple of customers who came in and I guess they did see some blood in the head area and face area," said Montelongo.
Witnesses decribe the driver of the car that hit the boy as a woman in her mid 20s. They say she was wearing blue scrubs, and seemed traumatized. They say the young boy's tennis show was tangled under her car.
"Accidents do happen. Unfortunately, it was a 9-10 year old kid this time that was involved. And hopefully, all prayers go to his family, and hopefully, he's okay," said Avina.
No word on how fast the driver was going when she allegedly hit the young boy or if she is facing charges.