WAUPACA COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) — A rural Waupaca, Wisconsin man is in critical condition after he was struck by a pickup truck driven by an 11-year-old child.
At about 10:13 p.m., rescue crews were called to a home on County Highway E in the Town of Lind.
The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office says an 11-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a pickup truck when it went in reverse from the driveway and into the garage, hitting 31-year-old man Tony Peterson.
The truck continued through the back of the garage before coming to a rest.
Rescue crews found Peterson breathing but unresponsive at the scene.
He was taken to a hospital by ambulance before being airlifted to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah.
The sheriff’s office says the 11-year-old child is a family friend of the victim and had permission to be behind the wheel of the truck.