Lufkin boy airlifted to Houston hospital after Monday wreck
POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:48am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:48am
The Lufkin Daily News is reporting that a 10-year-old boy was taken by helicopter to a Houston hospital after being hit by a truck while riding his bicycle Monday afternoon on Atkinson Drive.
The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. Monday when the boy crossed Atkinson Drive at Trenton Avenue on his bicycle and was struck by an ABC Auto Parts truck driven by Misty Haffner, 31, of Lufkin. According to the Daily News, an emergency room nurse who witnessed the accident said she saw Haffner attempt to stop. She estimated the truck was going around 40-45 mph.
Lufkin Police and Fire blocked Atkinson Drive to allow a medical helicopter to land. The boy was then moved from an ambulance into the helicopter by his flight nurses and airlifted to Memorial Hermann in Houston with a possible head injury, according to his father.
Haffner was arrested on an unrelated warrant, according to a Lufkin Police officer on scene.