HERRIMAN — A 2-year-old boy hit by a car in front of a day care on Wednesday is expected to make a full recovery, according to police.
The toddler appeared to have ony suffered minor scrapes on his arms, according to Unified police.
The incident happened about 11 a.m. at 4628 W. Box Meadow Circle. A father was picking up his son at a home day care, said Unified police detective Ken Hansen.
After the man strapped his son into his car seat, he began to drive away. What he didn't notice was a 2-year-old boy who was on the front porch of the house had followed him to his vehicle and was near his car, Hansen said.
The boy's mother told police that her son "darted out" in front of the car, Hansen said.
The man driving the car fortunately pulled away from the house at a slow speed and stopped as soon as he felt a thump, he said. The boy was found near the side of the vehicle, Hansen said. Because of that, investigators were unsure if the boy was standing to the side of the car when he was bumped or in front of it, Hansen said.
The boy was taken by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital as a precaution so doctors could look for possible internal injuries, he said. He was upgraded to fair condition as of 4 p.m.