“He got his,” said one witness to the beating who declined to give her name. “He got beat up real bad.”
Sgt. Michael Woody said officers believe the driver pulled over to check on the child after he was hit around 4:10 p.m. He was then assaulted by people in the neighborhood near Morang and Balfour streets.
“Our chief indicated there was a large group of approximately 30 or more people,” Woody said. “But that’s not to say they all took part in the assault, but they did come out to assist the child, and it was a large group at that time. They could have been from that large group.”
No additional information was available about the child’s condition, but Woody said he was transported to St. John Hospital.
Woody said the driver sustained multiple, serious head injuries and was also transported to St. John.
“He could potentially die,” Woody said.