Pickup truck driven by child backs over rural Wisconsin man

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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.