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December 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Contact: Sheriff Herman T. Jones • 785.251.2202

Injury Accident 1400 blk Washington Street, Auburn, KS

On 11/30/2018 at approximately 2028 hrs the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reference a one car injury accident involving a pedestrian located in the 1400 blk of Washington in Auburn, KS.

Upon the deputies’ arrival, they located a Silver Mazda stopped in the roadway with a 12 year old child pinned underneath the vehicle. Auburn fire crews mechanically lifted the vehicle off of the victim. Once the vehicle was lifted off of the victim, the child was removed and transported by AMR to Stormont Vail Hospital with life threatening injuries.

It appears the12 year old child and another child was playing with a soccer ball next to the roadway when the soccer ball entered the roadway. The 12 year old victim attempted to stop the soccer ball and tripped falling to the ground injuring his leg. The driver of the vehicle did not see the child on the roadway and struck him.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital for precautionary purposes.

The accident is still under investigation and the names of the 12 year old child and driver are not being released at this time.

Auburn Fire and AMR assisted at the scene.

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