SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Emergency crews rushed a 12-year-old boy to the hospital after he was hit while crossing the 5000-block of Main Street.
Springfield police immediately shut down the road and started to reconstruct the accident.
Officers say the boy was in the marked crosswalk when the 21-year-old driver hit him, causing severe head trauma. They say they don’t believe alcohol was a factor.
Police and residents say this area has a history of bad wrecks involving pedestrians.