5-year-old flown to Charlottesville after being struck by car

Page News and Courier

SHENANDOAH, April 17 ― A 5-year-old boy was flown to the U.Va. Medical Center in Charlottesville with injuries Monday evening after being struck by a vehicle.

First responders were called around 6:50 p.m. on Monday, April 17, to a resident's driveway on Sheila Lane in Shenandoah, according to state police.

The incident occurred after a 7-year-old girl entered the driver's side of a 1989 Honda Civic that was parked in a driveway. The 5-year-old boy entered the passenger's side. The vehicle then “all of a sudden rolled backwards,” said police, prompting the children to “try to jump out of the vehicle.”

“The 5-year-old was struck by the vehicle in the process,” said a spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, adding that because of HIPPA laws he could not comment about the nature or severity of the child's injuries other than that the 5-year-old was flown to Charlottesville. He also declined to give further details about the incident, citing at press time Tuesday that the incident remains under investigation.

The Page County Sheriff's Office and Shenandoah fire and rescue also responded.

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