Residents unsurprised by major crash that left mom, child seriously hurt in Baker
EAST BATON ROUGE - A mother and child were airlifted to the hospital after they were struck by a vehicle in Baker.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday on Dyer Road in Baker, just west of the Comite River.
A mother and her three children were walking in the middle of Dyer Road when two of them were struck by a truck. The area has no lights or sidewalks.
"I saw all the [police] lights down there and I was like 'Oh, Lord Jesus something ain't right," one witness said. "All of a sudden this white truck passed by, and I was like 'He needs to slow down!'"
The truck was traveling west towards Plank Road when the mother and her 4-year-old daughter were struck. They were transported from the scene via AirMed. The sheriff's office says both were conscious when authorities arrived.
The two other children were uninjured.
A spokesperson with EBRSO says the driver of the vehicle remained on scene, but no arrests have been made at this time.
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