A 4-year-old boy from Tacoma, Wash., was flown to a hospital Friday after a car struck him at a highway rest stop, authorities said.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident was reported at 9:37 a.m. at the Westley rest stop along southbound Interstate 5.
A GMC Yukon was parked next to an Infiniti sedan. David Stevenson of Tacoma was driving the Yukon; Jason Kline of Elk Grove was driving the Infiniti.
A female passenger of the Yukon was standing outside the passenger’s side of the sport-utility vehicle with her 4-year-old son when Kline started to back out of a parking space. Somehow, the little boy got underneath the car. Kline felt a bump and immediately pulled forward and stopped, the CHP said.
An air ambulance was called to the scene and took the boy to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with internal injuries. His condition was not available Friday afternoon.