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Posted: 2:54 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013
KTVU and Wires
NEWARK, Calif. —
A Good Samaritan pulled a 5-year-old out from under a SUV after the youth and his mother were struck in a Newark crosswalk and administered lifesaving aid, authorities said Thursday.
The heroics by the unidentified man came after the 72-year-old driver of the SUV struck the boy and his mother while they were out for a family bike ride Wednesday night.
Police said they responded to a call at the intersection of Newark Boulevard and Ruschin Drive near Newark Community Park at 8:07 p.m.
A family of three was riding their bikes on to Newark Boulevard at Ruschin Drive and was in a crosswalk when two of them were struck. The father was not injured.
Police said the mother sustained moderate injuries while the 5-year-old boy had serious injuries. Both were rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver was cooperating with investigators. Neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the crash, investigators said.
Authorities said the accident that remained under investigation.
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