BARSTOW A 7-year-old Barstow boy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center after being hit by a car at Wal-Mart Wednesday afternoon.

Barstow Police Department officers responded to a report of a boy that was struck by a car at Wal-Mart around 1 p.m., according to city spokesman John Rader. Sgt. Mike Hunter said the boy was pushing a shopping cart across the Wal-Mart parking lot when he was hit by a car driven by a 63-year-old Barstow woman. The boy had injuries to his left leg and head and was initially treated on scene by paramedics according to Hunter.

Barstow Fire Chief Darrell Jauss said the boy was then airlifted to Loma Linda from Barstow Junior High School.

Hunter said the woman wasn't speeding and there is no evidence that drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. The woman wasn't arrested, but she did receive a citation for having no proof of insurance, according to Hunter.

Contact the writer:
(760) 256-4126 or dheldreth@desertdispatch.com