Child hurt when SUV crashes into laundry room

A  child was airlifted to Riley Children's Hospital Wednesday after an accident in which a vehicle crashed into a Garden Quarter Apartment laundry facility, according to the Vigo County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle hit and entered into the building, pinning a boy who was inside. Honey Creek Fire and Vigo County Sheriff deputies as well as civilians helped free the victim. The 10-year-old boy was airlifted to Riley Hospital for a severe leg injury. 

Masoud Mahini, age 66, told investigators he has a medical condition and was unsure if he was braking or accelerating his SUV as he pulled up to the laundromat at 1200 E. Elmwood.  

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. 


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