File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

2-year-old struck by car backing out of driveway, in serious condition

The child was medevaced for serious head injuries.

A 2-year-old child was struck by a car backing out a driveway on Thanksgiving Day and is in serious but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center, Juneau police say.

According to a Juneau Police Department release issued Friday, the child had walked next to the vehicle as the child’s father was reversing out of the driveway of a residence on Randall Road at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The father, a 50-year-old Juneau resident, did not see the child and ran the child over, police said.

“The father did not see that the 2-year-old child had walked next to the vehicle, and while backing up, ran over the child,” JPD’s release said.

The release states the child sustained a potentially life-threatening head injury and was transported by Capital City Fire/Rescue to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau before being medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The child is currently in the medical center’s Intensive Care Unit.

The case is still under investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.


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