Several people attack teen driver who ran over 4-year-old in Winona

26 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cops: Driver Who Hit Child Gets Beaten by Bystanders.

Several people ambushed a pickup truck driver immediately after he ran over a 4-year-old boy who was crossing a street with other children in Winona, authorities said Tuesday. In the meantime, officers were continuing their efforts to find the people who tried to take the law into their own hands late Monday afternoon when they descended on the driver and started hitting and kicking him, police added. The driver, whom authorities are not identifying out of concern of “any possible further retaliation,” suffered scrapes and a chipped tooth from the attack, according to a police statement.

Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams tells KAGE that when the man got out of his vehicle to check on the child, bystanders started kicking and punching him. Linda Bedtka, the authority’s executive director, said there has not been a problem with children crossing the street where they shouldn’t after playing at the soccer field or the basketball and tennis courts, “but obviously we’ll be looking at that now with the city as far as some sort of signage or speed bumps.”

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