The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 31, 2013

Two-year-old Pittsburg girl flown to Kansas City after running into path of car


From staff reports

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A two-year-old child has been flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after being hit by a car earlier today.

According to a statement from the Pittsburg Police Department, at 8:44 a.m. today Winter Dinneen ran across the road and crossed into the path of Tyler Prussing, 23, while he was eastbound in the 400 block of West Ninth Street.

Prussing told officers he was traveling down the street at about 20 mph but was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the child, who was initially taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg before being transported to Kansas City.