Child Struck by Trash Truck in University Heights

Limited details from the scene of a child injured by a vehicle at a busy University Heights intersection

Friday, Nov 18, 2011  |  Updated 4:18 PM PDT
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Child Suffers Major Injuries After Hit by Trash Truck

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Child Suffers Major Injuries After Hit by Trash Truck

Friends of an 11-year-old hit by a city trash truck Thursday say he turned to wave to them just before he was struck by the truck. Medics say he will survive the accident.
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A child, struck by a city trash truck in University Heights, has been transported to Rady Children's Hospital.

The collision happened at Meade Avenue and Kansas Street around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.

The boy is 6 years-old, and suffers major injuries, including a compound fracture to his leg and a pelvis injury, according to the San Diego Fire Department.

He is in critical condition, according to Rady Children's Hospital.

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