Pole Keeps Car from Rolling Over KC Boy's Head

8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 05 2011 Apr 5, 2011 Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:40:41 AM CDT April 05, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Posted by: Allie Spillyards

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 4-year-old Kansas City boy escaped serious injury thanks to a well-placed utility pole.

The Kansas City Star reports that the boy fell under the front tire of a car on Saturday, but the pole stopped the vehicle from completely rolling over his head.

Police say the boy and his 6-year-old sister were playing inside a parked car when it was knocked out of gear. The boy fell when he jumped out of the car. The vehicle partially rolled over his head before the pole stopped it.

Police told The Kansas City Star that the pole probably saved the child's life.

The girl suffered scrapes when she jumped out of the car. Police say the children's mother was inside "napping and Facebooking." The incident was reported to state children's workers.

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