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WATERLOO – A Waterloo boy is recovering after passersby rolled an overturned Jeep off him following a Sunday afternoon crash.

The 9-year-old was conscious and alert when paramedics later arrived at the accident scene in the 2800 block Logan Avenue/Highway 63, and he was taken to UnityPoint-Allen Hospital where he is expected to recover, according to Waterloo Fire Rescue.

Details weren’t immediately available, but the collision happened at about 3:35 p.m. Sunday. The child was a passenger in a Jeep Liberty that was headed south on Highway 63 after leaving the Dollar General.

The Jeep driver noticed a warning light that a door was ajar, and she pulled over and turned on her hazard lights, and the boy exited the front passenger seat to close the back door, according the accident report. That is when a southbound minivan clipped the Jeep’s driver’s side corner, and the Jeep rolled on top of the boy, trapping him.

Two other motorists who witnessed the collision stopped and pushed the Jeep back onto it wheels.

The boy suffered facial lacerations but no serious injuries, according to the accident report. The Jeep’s driver and a 6-year-old girl in the vehicle were also treated for minor injuries.

The minivan driver had a minor wrist injury and planned to go to the hospital by private vehicle, the report states.


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