WACO, TX — A Woodgate student's condition is "positive" after he was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident Wednesday.
The accident occurred around 6:45 a.m. on Woodgate and Real Drive.
Waco Police said the victim was stable when he was transported to McLane Children's Hospital in Temple.
Woodgate Intermediate School Principal Wes Kanawyer said the child is a student at their school.
"Early this morning, a Woodgate student was injured by a vehicle while riding his bike to school. First Responders transported him for medical care. The extent of injuries are unknown at this time; your thoughts and prayers for the young man and his family are appreciated. We will update you when possible. Thank you," said Kanawyer.
Waco Fire said they used a ground ladder and hose bundle to lift a car off the pinned child.
"This was a much quicker technique than using the airbags we usually use," said Kevin McGee, Waco Fire Interim Fire Chief.
Techniques from a @pl_vulcan class brought to Waco in 2017 paid off again today as @WacoTXFire used a ground ladder & hose bundle forming a fulcrum to quickly lift a car off of a pinned child from an accident in west Waco this morning.
— Waco Fire Department (@WacoTXFire) March 4, 2020
Kanawyer announced Wednesday evening that his condition is positive and that he is on his way to recovery.
I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you for your thoughts, prayers and concern over our Woodgate student who was involved in the collision with a motor vehicle this morning. I am relieved to report to you that his condition is positive and that he is on his way to recovery, although we do not have a timeline at this point. We are excited to have him back as soon as he is able! It is my hope that you tell your children that you love them this evening and hug them a little tighter when you get a chance. Have a good evening.