Pittsburgh police said Monday that a 4-year-old was behind the wheel of the car that critically injured another child, our affiliate WPXI reported.
Pittsburgh police received a call at 7 p.m. Sunday that a child had been hit and pinned by a car on Johnston Avenue in Hazelwood.
Investigators said the 4-year-old child wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese, so he grabbed the car keys and got into the car with his 6-year-old brother. The boy put the car into reverse. The 6-year-old fell out of the car and was pinned underneath the vehicle. Initial reports said the victim was 10 years old.
Rescue crews lifted the car and removed the wheel on the front passenger side to free the child. He was taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
“It was horrible seeing him like that,” Parker’s aunt said. His aunt only talked with Channel 11 about the 25 grueling minutes Markeon remained quiet as rescue crews worked to save him “He wasn’t screaming or nothing. He was out of it,” his aunt said. She says he's doing much better and the family is forever grateful to everyone who helped. “Thank you. They did a wonderful job. When he got to the hospital he was in critical, now he is just improving,” his aunt said. His family said he had surgery on his eye last night and they hope to take him home soon.