Fundraiser held for firefighter's son hit by car

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) -- UPDATE: Storey County Fire Fighters Local 4427 held a fundraiser to help the family of a young boy hit by a car in February.

The fundraiser was held July 14, 2018 at the Delta Saloon in Virginia City, with spaghetti feed, silent auction, face-painting, bounce house, band and tours of fire equipment.

The victim, the six-year-old son of Fire Captain Fritz Kingler, was treated at Renown Regional Medical Center for a traumatic brain injury and broken femur, and was flown to a hospital in Utah for therapy and evaluation, with much of that treatment not covered by insurance. He is recovering, having gone back to school with continued daily therapy, but still gets monthly treatments in Utah.

GoFundMe account for the family

ORIGINAL STORY: Sparks Police say an 85-year-old California woman was behind the wheel of a Toyota four-door sedan that hit a six-year-old boy Monday afternoon.

Police say the woman was driving west on Disc Drive shortly before 5PM February 19, 2018 when she hit a bicycle ramp in the street along the gutter line. The ramp was thrown forward and hit the boy, who was also westbound, on a bicycle. The force of the collision knocked him off his bike and into the street. Police say the driver then drove over the boy as he tried to stand up.

The boy was unconscious after the incident and taken to Renown Medical Center by REMSA for treatment of critical injuries.

The Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash due to the severity of the injury the child sustained. Police say the driver is believed to have a medical condition that contributed to the collision, and she was also taken to a hospital for evaluation.



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