Little boy injured in bike/car accident

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

A little boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car Thursday afternoon

It happened around 4:30 pm, eight miles west of Caney, in Atoka County.

OHP troopers say 8 year old Jacob Harrington failed to yield when he rode his bike out of a private driveway into the road, where he was hit by a pickup truck.

Harrington was taken to Dallas Children's Hospital and was last listed in critical condition.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

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  • by Hollie Spirit Location: ardmore on Oct 28, 2007 at 05:57 AM
    I have no idea how you people think by saying that people need to watch where they are going, is being disrespectful, its obvious. I wasnt necessarily talking about this particular situation, just all drivers in general. Im soo sorry to anyone I offended. My heart goes out to both parties!!! If it was any of my kids I would be devastated, but its obvious that people should look where they are going, perhaps that wasnt the case in this situation, but its important to look at ways that we can prevent these things from happening, were there signs on the street that said "children playing"? I find that more times than not, there are no sign, but that shouldnt change people from driving safely through neighborhoods, or even country roads. Most of the time it takes something like this to happen before you do see street signs up.
  • by Hollie Spirit Location: Ardmore on Oct 27, 2007 at 01:42 AM
    Before jumping to name calling, lets look at something here, Kids are kids, and where I live I see people driving 30 mph down our street all the time. There was a child injured here, and Yes the kid needed to look where it was going. Thats a no brainer, and parents need to take an active role into their children's play time. I in no way was placing blame. I lived in dallas for a while and saw kids get hit all the time because of both faults nine times out of ten it was because the driver wasnt paying attention or driving to fast. When I see Kid getting hit, I immediately think its the driver's fault. If you see a kid on a bike, my first reaction is to slow down, because children can be unpredictable. No name calling please, lets be adults here.
  • by Bob Location: OK on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:11 PM
    I know the kid and the family...... and the driver..... so hollie needs to be a little bit more respectful
  • by Hunter Location: Durant OK on Oct 26, 2007 at 07:58 PM
    First of all Hollie is an idiot. I used to be a neighbor near the accident scene. Th happened on a county dirt road in a spot where a person cant see people coming down the drive way. The driver is not responsible nor is the kid. 8 year olds make mistakes. Before people make stupid ignorant comments, drive down Hopewell road and see for your self. My thoughts are with both families.
  • by Sue Location: Durant on Oct 26, 2007 at 02:09 PM
    Okay Trish. . . .I was referring to the comment made by Hollie who was so quick to blame the driver by not watching where he was going. Of course, I feel for the parents of this little boy. I bet they are saying to themselves now that they will never let him out of thier sight again. No matter how protective a parent is, there is always those freak accidents that happen. No matter how careful you are driving down a residential street, there will always be a dog, cat, ball or child (even adults) who don't watch when they step into the street. It was an accident!!! I'm sorry if it sounded like I had no heart.
  • by Amanda Location: Sherman on Oct 26, 2007 at 12:25 PM
    First, of course the driver wasn't injured, something as lightweight as an 8 year old boy and his bike probably bounced off that truck like a tennis ball, i bet the truck didn't have any damage. Second, I agree with Sue, these things do just happen in an instant. It's too bad the little boy wasn't paying attention to his surroundings and too bad he left the driveway. I am very strict with my children when it comes to going out in a street, they are to stay on the sidewalk or driveway or they don't go out at all. My thoughts and prayers are with the little boy as well as his family.
  • by trish Location: okla. on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    Come on people don't start with the blaming, a child is hurt. Why can't you just have a heart , and tell the parents your sorry . Then let the driver of the car that hit the child know that there should be no blame on either side. Some of you people read a artical and jump online to place blame just to have something to do.
  • by Sue Location: Durant on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:03 AM
    Parents need to teach their children to look before they enter the street. Were the parents watching the child while he was riding his bike in the street? Don't try to blame this on the driver of the truck. I bet there was nothing he could do when the child rode out in front of him. I'm sure he would have avoided him if he had been given the time. These things happen in an instant.
  • by Hollie Spirit Location: ardmore on Oct 25, 2007 at 11:04 PM
    people need to watch where they are going
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