A 5-year-old boy was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon with enough force to knock him out of his shoes while trying to cross Washington Avenue in Bridgeville with his mother.
The boy was not seriously injured, although he was taken to for precautionary reasons, Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said.
“As far as I know, he’s doing well,” King said. “He was up and moving around and doing pretty good once everyone checked him out.
"I guess little kids are made of rubber.”
King said the boy was walking with his mother, who was also holding a 5-month-old child, at about 1 p.m. when they tried to cross Washington Avenue between and . Traffic stopped in both directions, but a 20-year-old Cecil Township woman, who was not identified by , tried pulling out of the Bank Street Extension parking lot in her compact car.
She hit the boy in the crosswalk at a low speed, swooping him onto her hood and out of his shoes.
“The impact took him out of his shoes, but he seemed to be fine,” King said
The mother, who is from Bridgeville, and her other child were not hit by the car.
King said a citation against the motorist is possible. in recent months during Bridgeville Borough Council meetings.