Medora boy struck by vehicle, injuring leg

Tribune staff reports

A 10-year-old Medora boy sustained a leg injury Sunday afternoon after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle on a town street.

Lt. Andy Wayman with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said he spoke to the child’s mother Monday morning, and she said her son was doing OK.

The incident occurred in the first block of East Scott Street in Medora.

When Officer Adam Nicholson arrived at the scene about 5:20 p.m., he found a silver 2004 Jeep Wrangler in the roadway, and Carr Township Volunteer Fire Department personnel were tending to the boy.

During the investigation, Nicholson learned the child was playing in the front yard of his home when for an unknown reason he ran into the path of the Jeep, driven by Cathy Stidham, 65, of Medora.

Stidham told police she didn’t see the child until he was sliding in front of her vehicle.

The front left tire of the vehicle rolled over the child, resulting in the leg injury, police said.

The boy was taken by ambulance to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.

From there, he was flown by helicopter to a Louisville, Kentucky, hospital for treatment.

Wayman said Stidham was not injured but was shook up from the accident.