Boy suffers serious back injury after scooter vs. car collision

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



A 14-year-old boy suffered serious back injuries after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy was riding a non-motorized scooter when he exited a parking lot in the 200 block of West Fifth Street went into the street without looking, Sgt. Duncan Hoss said. He was struck by an eastbound 2007 Honda Civic driven by Whitney Hunter, 47, of La Center.

The boy suffered a leg injury and serious back injuries and was transported to an area hospital, Hoss said. The boy’s name was not released and his condition was not available Monday night.

None of the five occupants of the Civic was injured.

Hoss said that there were no citations issued.