A 6-year-old boy was injured in Pennsylvania after he became trapped under the car that he and his younger brother were attempting to drive to Chuck E. Cheese.
Markeon Reese-Parker was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in critical condition on Sunday, according to the Daily News. Police say he had fallen out of the car at 7 p.m. that day and that his brother accidentally drove over him in reverse, lodging the boy between the front wheel and the axle on the passenger side.
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Markeon’s 4-year-old brother had managed to take the car keys so that he could drive himself and his brother to the popular restaurant before the accident. Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Sonya Toler issued a statement about the incident.
“A car came out of the driveway in a house where he lives, and he was pinned underneath that vehicle.”
Police say they arrived to find the car partially on the sidewalk with the front end still in the driveway. A rescue crew had to lift the car and remove the tire to unpin the boy, according to a report by TribLive.
The injured boy’s aunt told WXPI that her nephew was quiet the entire 25 minutes it took to free him from under the car.
“He wasn’t screaming or nothing. He was out of it…It was horrible seeing him like that.”
Markeon underwent eye surgery on Monday night. His family said his condition is improving.
The 6-year-old’s aunt said the family will always be grateful for those that helped rescue Markeon, and that he is doing much better since the incident.
She told WXPI, “They did a wonderful job. When he got to the hospital he was in critical, now he is just improving.”
Markeon is currently in stable condition.
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