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Child hit by vehicle near Limestone County Sheriff's Office

Officials say the boy fell out of his mother's vehicle as she was turning into a driveway.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 4:37 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2019 10:43 PM

On Tuesday around 4 p.m., a child was hit by a vehicle on Wheeler Street, near the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say the boy fell out of his mother's vehicle as she was turning into a driveway, and the vehicle's rear tire hit his arm. A Limestone County Sheriff's deputy witnessed the incident.

Athens police are handling the case, and the Limestone County Sheriff's Office is assisting. A deputy said the child only had scrapes and swelling, but he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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