DES MOINES — Police and fire rescue personnel responded to SW 9th St. & Spring St. around 4 PM Friday night to investigate a report of a car-pedestrian crash.
First responders arrived on scene to find that a 12-year-old male had been struck by a car. Witness reports indicate that the child was walking on the sidewalk when he unexpectedly ran into SW 9th St., north of the intersection at Spring St.
The child was transported to Blank Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
Police have identified the driver of the vehicle as 44 year-old Steven James of St. Charles.
During the investigation, officers have determined that there is no evidence of excessive speed or impaired driving on the part of Steven James. Police say that distracted driving has been ruled out at this time.
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