Official: Pittsburgh boy pinned by car put into gear by younger brother

An official said the younger boy put the car into reverse because he was eager to go to Chuck E. Cheese


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say a car that pinned and critically injured a Pittsburgh boy was put into gear by his younger brother, who was eager to go to Chuck E. Cheese.

Public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler says in a statement that the 6-year-old boy was struck and pinned underneath the car in the family driveway in the Hazelwood neighborhood at about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Toler says the boy’s 4-year-old brother got the car keys and put the car into reverse, and the older brother fell out of the car and was pinned underneath.

Emergency responders arrived to find the car partially on the sidewalk with the front end on the roadway. They lifted the vehicle to free the older boy, who was taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in critical condition.

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