An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious condition Monday following a Palm Springs accident in which he was run over by a trailer's tires as he hid in a game.
The Las Vegas boy was hurt at Sunrise Park, on Baristo Road, about 3:40 p.m., according to Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff.
A pickup truck attached to an empty utility trailer was parked on the softball field, while setup for an upcoming event was taking place, Kovaleff wrote in a news release.
The boy hid beneath the trailer as he played his game but when the driver returned and started the pickup, he was not aware the child was there.
The driver immediately stopped the vehicle; the boy was taken to a local hospital, Kovaleff reported.
Though police are still investigating the accident, the driver was not cited and neither alcohol nor drugs appeared to play a factor.