Toddler hit by van
No life-threatening injuries reported
A 19-month-old girl was struck by a van near Division Street and Bruce Street on Monday, Nov. 14.
New London Police Chief Jeff Schlueter said the girl didn’t sustain life-threatening injuries and she was released from the hospital.
The driver was a 74-year-old New London man in a cargo van who was headed northbound on Division St.
According to Schlueter, the parties involved and witnesses said the mother of the girl appeared to be adjusting a car seat in her vehicle with the 19-month-old standing next to her.
The child wandered off without her mother knowing toward Division Street and into the road.
The driver of the van thought something hit his vehicle and stopped to see what happened. He saw the child lying in the street.
A witness called police and the driver of the van waited for police to arrive.
The mother picked up the child off the street and took her to ThedaCare Medical Center-New London for medical attention three blocks away. ThedaStar helicopter then flew the girl to another hospital.
Police continue to investigate the collision.