A 2-year-old boy was flown from Hall County to an Atlanta hospital after a vehicle struck him Tuesday evening, but initial reports were that his injuries were not life-threatening, according to emergency officials.
Little information was immediately available Tuesday evening, but Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said the accident occurred around 6 p.m. in the 5600 block of Holiday Circle near West Hall High School.
Georgia State Patrol Operator Pauley said initial reports were that the child broke a leg in the accident. He said he did not have more information about the incident.
“It did not appear to be anything life-threatening,” Pauley said. “... But, of course, we don’t have the documents in front of us, so we’re just going off of hearsay.”
County emergency responders carried the boy to the school where a helicopter transported him to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Kimbrell said.
“They just shut down a soccer game and landed a helicopter,” he said.
Kimbrell did not release the child’s name Tuesday, citing health care privacy laws.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta would not comment on the child’s condition Tuesday.
Pauley said an investigation into the incident by the state patrol had not been completed Tuesday night.