Child airlifted after wagon struck by pickup truck in downtown Modesto

Marty Bicek/Modesto Bee file
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The child whose wagon was struck Monday by a pickup truck pulling out of a parking lot in downtown Modesto is a 2-year-old girl and complained of pain to her leg, according to an update from the Police Department.

Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said Tuesday the girl was transported by medi-flight for care. The police earlier had said the injuries were not life-threatening. An update on the girl’s condition was not available.

The accident was a couple of blocks from the route for the Independence Day Parade. The parade had ended and people were leaving.

Bear said the accident occurred in the 700 block of 15th Street, which is near 15th and G streets. Police have said the accident was reported at about 11:20 a.m. Bear said the driver of an F-150 pickup was leaving a parking lot.

“The driver waited for a group of pedestrians to cross the driveway exit,” Bear said in a text. “The driver stated he began to exit once he thought the group had completed crossing, and he began to pull out. He struck the wagon carrying a 2-year-old child in it.”

Bear said the driver was found at fault for failing to yield before entering the road. Information on whether the driver was cited was not immediately available.