Dustin Farner, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy, was airlifted to Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center after he was hit by a car on Tuesday April 17. He is in critical condition. The automobile accident took place on Black Gap Road in Greene Township, in Franklin County.
A Pennsylvania State Police statement revealed that Elaine Sneeringer was driving her 2003 Honda Accord when Farner began crossing the street and was hit. The 78-year-old driver told authorities that the accident was not her fault, and that she did not even notice that the little boy was trying to cross until she felt him collide with her vehicle.
Farner was initially taken by ambulance to Chambersburg Hospital, but was later flown to Hershey, were doctors were better equipped to deal with the serious head injuries that the fifth grader endured.
''We were informed the family was on their way to the hospital, so we are getting extra staff, extra counselors, ready to be at Scotland tomorrow morning to help with the students and staff,'' said Cathy Dusman, the assistant superintendent of Chambersburg Area School District, according to the Chambersburg Public Opinion. ''Dustin and his family are certainly in our thoughts.''
Mr. and Mrs. Farner are asking that no other details be provided to the media about their son's condition at this time. No charges have been filed against Sneeringer.
Automobile accidents can often result in death or serious injury. If you have been involved in incident and have endured back injuries or neck injuries, you may benefit from speaking with a car accident and injury lawyer. He or she can help you assess your claim and help try your case in a court of law if necessary.