Update: Boy Recovering After Being Hit by Car
No Charges for Duluth Crash That Left 6-Year-Old Injured
On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 7:14 p.m. Duluth Police responded to the area of Central Entrance and Pecan Avenue on a report of a child being hit by a car.
Officers arrived at the scene and determined through investigation that 6-year-old Andre Parker exited a bus and attempted to cross the roadway with his family when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on Central Entrance driven by a 24-year-old Duluth woman.
Based on several witness statements, Parker crossed Central Entrance while vehicular traffic on the road had a green light.
The woman was traveling through a green light and swerved to attempt to avoid hitting Parker but was unable to do so.
Parker was initially transported to Essentia with non-life threatening injuries and was later transferred to a hospital in the Metro Area for monitoring.
According to the mother of Andre Parker, he is doing fine and they are keeping him for testing and observation.
Excessive speed and impairment are not suspected as a factor in this crash.
No charges were issued in this incident.