Accident sends Lumby youth to hospital

A Lumby area toddler’s condition is being monitored in B.C. Children’s Hospital after being struck by a truck.

A Lumby area toddler’s condition is being monitored in B.C. Children’s Hospital after being struck by a truck.

The child, less than two-years-old, suffered no broken bones but serious bruising to a couple of vital organs in an accident which occurred in the 1200 block of Mabel Lake Road Sunday around 7 p.m.

“A parent had just unhooked a trailer and pulled the truck forward,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The young child walked in front of the truck and the parent did not know the child was there.”

The child was rushed to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for assessment, and then flown to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.