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‘Every Parent’s Nightmare’: Russell Springs Boy, 4, Struck By Car Driven By Mom

Posted at 11:35 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 18:23:02-05

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 4-year-old boy’s mother tells LEX 18 that he has been upgraded to “stable” after being accidentally hit by a car.

Authorities say Dax was hit by a car driven by his mother Wednesday morning. Officials said the incident happened on Short Street in Russell Springs.

Police say Hannah Davis was warming up her car when she backed it up to be closer to her apartment’s door. Authorities say that’s when her son Dax ran outside and was hit.

The child was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with serious injuries. First responders believed his injuries were life-threatening.

Hours after, his mother told LEX 18 Dax  was upgraded to stable and was “ok.”

“It’s every parent’s nightmare — something that can happen in a second,” said Russell Springs Police Chief Joseph Irvin. “And it’s just a terrible accident, actual accident. No wrong doing, no other extenuating circumstances. Just simply an accident, just a terrible experience to go through. We feel the pain of those involved. Just a terrible accident.”

Irvin said he was told the boy suffered head injuries but was conscious.