Men Use Jack To Free Boy, 4, From Under Minivan Near Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy hit and dragged under a minivan near a school in suburban Denver was rescued after two men used a jack to free the pre-schooler.

Police in Westminster say the boy was with an adult and other family members when he was hit in a crosswalk Wednesday morning. The crosswalk didn’t have a crossing guard.

A man who saw the crash, Aldo Ocegueda, says his brother used the jack to lift the vehicle while he helped pull the boy out.

Westminster Schools spokesman Steve Saunders told CBS4 that the 4-year-old suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, who stayed at the scene, was cited for careless driving resulting in injury and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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