Martinez Boy Critically Injured In Driveway Accident

MARTINEZ (KCBS) – A four-year-old Martinez boy is in critical condition after being struck by a car on Saturday morning.

Martinez Police Sergeant Glenn Walkup said it happened around 10 a.m. Saturday morning on Vista Way near John Muir Elementary School, when the child’s mother got into her car.

“He had walked over to the right side of the driveway and when she turned into the driveway, she wasn’t able to see him and accidentally ran him over,” Walkup said.

Walkup said it appears the child’s mother was backing out of her driveway to provide a battery jump to a commercial service vehicle working at her house.  She struck her son when she pulled back into the driveway.

The child was rushed to Children’s Hospital Oakland where he is now on life support.

Investigators said it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

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