Police: Driver strikes family after overdosing on heroin

2 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 05 2016 Apr 5, 2016 Tuesday, April 05, 2016 7:32:23 PM CDT April 05, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. ANN (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of St. Ann said a driver overdosed on heroin and struck a couple and their 2-year-old son, seriously injuring the family members.

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon. Police said the driver, a man in his 20s, fell asleep at the wheel, causing the car to accelerate and strike a couple as they pushed their son in a stroller across the roadway.

The child was thrown from the stroller and the mother landed on her head. The father suffered a leg injury. Details about their conditions were not immediately released.

Paramedics used Narcan, a drug to counteract an overdose, to revive he driver. He was taken into custody.

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