Waco: Boy freed from beneath car, taken to local hospital, will recover
A Woodgate Intermediate School student whom firefighters rescued from beneath a car after the vehicle backed over him as he rode his bike to class early Wednesday was taken to a local hospital, but will recover, the school’s principal, Wes Kanawyer, said in a message to parents Wednesday evening.
“I am relieved to report to you that his condition is positive and that he is on his way to recovery, although we do not have a timeline at this point,” he said.
“It is my hope that you tell your children that you love them this evening and hug them a little tighter when you get a chance,” he said.
The boy, who was not immediately identified, was struck at around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on Real Drive, not far from the school at 9400 Chapel Rd.
Firefighters used a hose bundle as a fulcrum and a ladder as a lever to lift the car off the boy.
Waco Deputy Fire Chief R.M Bergerson says the firefighters learned the technique in a "man versus machine" class in 2017 and it was quicker than other methods.