GODLEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An 8-year-old boy is in the hospital suffering from major injuries and burns after touching a power line knocked down by an SUV.

It happened Sunday night, Dec. 6, 2020 on FM 2331.

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There was a crash involving a Tahoe driven by a man in his 30s who ran a stop sign causing a silver Dodge Ram who had the right of way to strike him. The impact forced the Tahoe to roll into a power pole. The child and his mother were inside the Tahoe.

The the pole broke after impact and live lines fell to the grown.

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It was as the boy was being pulled to safety by the Tahoe’s driver that the child touched the power lines.

He was taken to Parkland as was his mother, a passenger in the Tahoe who sustained several injuries to her face and neck. The driver of the other truck was taken to a local hospital with back injuries.

Police have not commented on what, if any relationship there is between the child and the driver who pulled him from the SUV.

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