DENVER — Two men used a jack to free a 4-year-old preschooler who was hit and dragged under a minivan Wednesday morning near a suburban elementary school, authorities say.
According to Westminster Police, the boy, who was with a parent, was struck while in a crosswalk near Skyline Vista Elementary School at a spot where there was no crossing guard.
A man who saw the crash, Aldo Ocegueda, ran to grab a car jack, which his brother used to lift the van off the boy while he helped pull the boy away before medical personnel arrived on scene.
“We just jacked the car up," Ocegueda said. "My brother put the car up, and I helped pull the little boy out.”
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Police say the child did not seem to be seriously hurt but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The woman driving the van stayed on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Westminster Police say she was cited for careless driving and for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.