Toddler hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in Donnellson


A 2-year-old Donnellson girl is in an Iowa City hospital following a Saturday afternoon accident in Donnellson.

A 911 call was made at 1:22 p.m. reporting a small child had been struck by a vehicle.  Emergency responders were then dispatched to the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

            Donnellson Fire & Rescue, Lee County EMS, Air-Evac, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, and the Donnellson Police Dept. responded to the scene.

         An investigation determined that a pickup truck had stopped in front of a residence on Chestnut St. and the driver, identified as Andrew Boone, 36, Donnellson, was talking with a resident.  Several children were playing near the side of the roadway when Boone began to leave.  As Boone began accelerating, a two-year-old girl darted in front of Boone’s truck and was struck by the vehicle. 

            The child was treated at the scene before being transferred to an Air-Evac helicopter and transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she is listed in stable condition.

            Charges against Boone are pending.

            The Donnellson Police Dept. would like to acknowledge a witness to the accident, identified as Shelby Dickens, for her quick response and actions during the accident.  Ms. Dickens undoubtedly prevented a tragedy from becoming worse.

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