Colbert boy hit by car while riding scooter

Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 10:36 PM CDT
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COLBERT, Okla. (KXII) - An 8-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was hit by a car while riding a scooter Monday evening.

Witnesses said it happened just after 5 p.m. in a neighborhood on Wells Street in Colbert.

They said a car was headed west on Wells when it hit the boy who was attempting to cross the intersection of Martin Luther King Street.

Witnesses said the child rolled up onto the hood of the car before hitting the ground.

They said that boy’s name is Bentley, and said when the ambulance took him away he had a cut on the back of his head.

News 12 spoke with the driver of the car, Jason Love, who said he was on his way to work when it happened.

He said he didn’t see the boy, but once he got out of the car, he realized it was his little cousin and called 9-1-1.

“I didn’t see him. The next thing you know, it was just like, instant. Boom. He hit the driver’s side of my car, and the kid flipped over. That’s when I put it in park, and got out to see the kid,” Love said.

Love said Colbert police and an ambulance arrived within minutes.

He said Bentley is being treated at Texoma Medical Center in Denison and had to get stitches for the laceration on the back of his head.

Witnesses said Bentley was not wearing a helmet.

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