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Toddler struck by car while trick-or-treating

November 1, 2012
Morning Journal News

LISBON - A 4-year-old Lisbon boy was injured Wednesday when he was struck by a car while trick-or-treating.

Layne Jones was admitted into St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown. The extent of his injuries was not disclosed, according to his grandfather, J.D. Creer. Creer is managing editor of the Salem News.

The boy was struck just before 5:30 p.m. as he and his aunt, Kristan Jones, were crossing East Lincoln Way.

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Kristan Jones cradles her nephew, 4-year-old Layne Jones, after he was hit by a car while trick-or-treating Wednesday in Lisbon. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

According Lisbon patrolman Mike Abraham, eastbound traffic was stopped for a red light at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Routes 30/45, near Carter Lumber.

The boy darted through the stopped cars and into the open westbound lane, with his aunt chasing behind. Both were struck by a westbound Ford Tempo that had just gone through the light driven by Amy Perdue. The boy was tossed about five feet, according to witnesses.

The accident occurred at the height of trick-or-treating, and a large group of concerned parents quickly converged on the scene. Abraham also was on the scene in a minute as was an off-duty firefighter/medic Justin Miller.

Layne Jones was conscious when a Morning Journal photographer reached the scene a few minutes after the accident. A bit of blood coming out of his ear, the boy was crying as he was comforted by his aunt. His aunt was treated at the Salem Community Hospital

KLG Ambulance also responded and transported the boy, the son of Kristin Grace and Kevin?Jones of Lisbon, to St. Elizabeth's.

Abraham said Perdue, 26, of Twin Oaks, Lisbon, will not be cited.



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