Modesto girl, 5, injured after getting pinned by van

local@modbee.comJune 17, 2013 

— A 5-year-old Modesto girl was flown to the University of California Medical Center in Sacramento on Sunday night after she was pinned against a house by a vehicle driven by her cousin.

The girl and her family were cleaning a property in the 800 block of Sutter Avenue about 10:35 p.m. when the girl's mother asked her 21-year-old nephew to move her van, according to Modesto police Lt. David Van Diemen.

As the girl's cousin drove slowly toward the house, she ran in front of the van and became pinned between it and the house. The cousin quickly put the car in reverse, and emergency personnel were called.

The girl suffered an abrasion and her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, but Van Diemen said she was taken by helicopter to Sacramento because of the risk of internal injuries.

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