Woman runs over grandson in Prescott

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- An 8-year-old boy is listed in stable condition at a Phoenix hospital after he was run over by a car driven by his grandmother Thursday afternoon in Prescott.

Witnesses told police that the boy was swimming in his grandmother's pool and went to the sidewalk near the driveway to lie on the concrete and warm up.

The grandmother was leaving in her small two-door car and as she backed out of the driveway, she struck the boy, according to Prescott police Lt. Ken Morley. He was caught between the hitch on the back of the car and the concrete.

The grandmother heard something and immediately pulled forward then found the injured boy.

The boy suffered a significant head injury but was conscious and breathing. He was transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center then later flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital.

The child underwent surgery to repair head and facial lacerations and a fractured mandible. The boy's injuries are not life-threatening, but Morley said his recovery could be lengthy.

There was no indication of impairment and the grandmother is not facing any charges.