At approximately 10:03 am, Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an eight year old boy that was backed over by a vehicle in the family yard in the 800 block of Lawrence 219. Pro med ambulance, Black Rock Fire department, and Lawrence County deputies were all dispatched to the scene.
Medics requested a landing zone to be set up at the rest area on Hwy. 63. A medical helicopter from Survival Flight landed at the rest area approximately 10 minutes later where they were met by Pro med ambulance. The young boy was conscious and alert as he was loaded onto the helicopter and flown to a Memphis hospital for treatment of injuries.
Our best wishes go out to the young man and prayers for him and his family.