Newton Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that involved a pedestrian. The victim is an 8-year-old boy from Newton.
The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday (May 31) on the 300 block of South Bost Avenue. Newton Police, the Newton Fire Department, and Catawba County E.M.S. all responded to the scene. Officers learned that an 8-year-old male passenger had exited a 2013 Ford Econoline passenger van driven by a Hickory man. The child crossed in front of the van to get to his residence, which was to the left of the van. The driver did not see the boy and hit the child with the van.
The 8-year-old male was transported by Catawba County E.M.S. to Catawba Valley Medical Center and then airlifted by Med Center Air to Atrium Health Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.
At last report, the child was in stable condition.
Anyone with additional information regarding the incident should call Newton Police at 828-465-7430.