Child airlifted from Clarks Grove
Published 3:39 pm Thursday, August 29, 2013
CLARKS GROVE — An 11-year-old child was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Thursday afternoon after he reportedly crashed his bicycle into a car backing out of a driveway.
The boy, whose name has not been released, was transported by ambulance to the parking lot of First Baptist Church, where he was loaded into a Mayo helicopter that landed shortly after in the park next to the church.
Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Glen Strom said the crash took place at 208 E. Main St.
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Sheila Kay Hansen, 50, was reportedly backing out of a driveway at the residence when the boy cut southeast through the yard and crashed into the back corner of the vehicle, Strom said.
The boy was with other children, who reportedly witnessed the incident.
Clarks Grove first responders, Gold Cross Ambulance crews, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Minnesota State Patrol responded.
The boy’s condition this morning is unknown.