Child seriously hurt after being struck by vehicle
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who may be responsible for seriously injuring a 3-year-old child who was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon.
The man is described as bald and in his mid-30s. He was driving a white Ford single cab pickup with a flatbed hauling a black trailer possibly containing a water tank. The vehicle is described as a newer model and could be a farm vehicle.
The incident happened at about 3 p.m. when a vehicle, possibly the truck driven by the unidentified man, collided with the child in the parking lot of a business in the 2700 block of East 16th Street. The child, who had been riding a toy in the parking lot at the time, was seriously injured as a result and was later transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The sheriff’s office encourages anyone with information about this incident, or the identity or whereabouts of the pickup driver, to call them at 783-4427, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.