Police: Motorist beaten by bystanders after accidentally hitting child who ran into street

Police say a motorist who accidentally struck a 4-year-old boy who had dashed into the street was beaten by bystanders in southeast Minnesota.

The child and the driver were taken to a hospital in Winona to be treated for their injuries Monday.

Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams told KAGE that when the man got out of his vehicle to check on the child, as many as 10 bystanders nearby started kicking and punching him.

Williams says the 18-year-old driver sustained scrapes, contusions and a chipped tooth. Authorities didn't release the condition of the boy.

Winona is about 110 miles southeast of Minneapolis.


Information from: KAGE-AM, http://www.winonaradio.com