ONG Truck hits a 6-year-old riding his Christmas scooter

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 12/27/2013 10:39 pm Published: 12/27/2013 10:14 pm

FOX23 is bringing you an update to a breaking news story we brought you Friday, around 11 a.m.

A 6-year-old boy was hit by a truck while riding his scooter in east Tulsa near 51st and 193rd East Avenue.

Tulsa police say the boy's helmet helped save his life.

We saw the marks left by the ONG pickup from dragging the scooter the child had been riding before he was hit.

Neighbors told me the 6-year-old had just gotten the new "crazy cart" for Christmas.

EMSA transported the boy to a local hospital in stable condition but police say it would have been a different story if he wasn't wearing his helmet.

"I mean, I just immediately prayed," said Hannah Adair, a resident who lives next door to the victim.

"The cart was probably 70 percent underneath the truck," Tulsa Police Officer Demario Gay said.

"You don't really hear sirens around here very often," said Adair.

But Friday morning Tulsa police cars and an EMSA ambulance lined this quiet east Tulsa street.

You're just hoping as you're traveling to the scene it is not serious.

The 6-year-old's Christmas toy was crushed but his helmet was barely scratched, sitting next to the truck that hit him.

Luckily, Friday it wasn't serious, probably because of the fact he was wearing a helmet.

Police say the driver of this ONG pickup truck was looking at addresses trying to find a home where he was supposed to do some work when the child came down the driveway and into the road.

The city worker told us he was actually looking in the direction where the child was coming from the garage to the driveway but there was a large SUV parked in his line of sight.

We've learned from police the scooter was dragged but the child wasn't.

He suffered some head injuries and some road rash and an injury to his leg.

Police say it if it wasn't for that helmet, it would have been a lot worse.

Neighbors say it was very shocking because you just don't hear of this kind of thing very often, especially in their neighborhood; with so many kids out, neighbors drive safely.

FOX23 checked with police and we've learned the boy is going to be OK.

Police say it wasn't just the helmet that saved this boy's life, there was something else that helped save this boy.

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carolsue1ok - 12/27/2013 10:50 PM
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you have no sidewalks, where is a 6 year old suppose to ride his scooter or bike. The street is no place for a child
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