Sheriff: Snowmobiler Hits Father, Son On Chisago County Lake

Sheriff: Snowmobiler Hits Father, Son On Chisago County Lake


KEEP YOUR FEET OFF THE COUCH. I WANT TO COMING BACK THE WAY YOU BROUGHT IT. THANK YOU. AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY IS IN THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER A SNOWMOBILE CRASHED INTO HIM. THE DRIVER ADMITTED HE HAD BEEN DRINKING. THIS HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 8:00 FRIDAY NIGHT ON CHISAGO LAKE. THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS WITH HIS FATHER AS HIS DAD WAS SETTING UP AND ICEHOUSE — AN ICEHOUSE. A SNOWMOBILE HIT THE CHILD AND DRAGGED HIM ACROSS THE ICE. ANGELA DAVIS SPOKE WITH THE LITTLE BOYS GRANDMOTHER — BOY’S GRAND MOTHER. I CANNOT EXPLAIN THE GUT WRENCHING ANGST I FEEL INSIDE. Reporter: THE GRANDSON WHO MARYBETH ADORES NOW HAS TWO BROKEN LEGS, A BRUISED LUNG, AND A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. IT IS REALLY HARD TO LOOK AT HIM IN THAT TINY BODY. THE PENS COMING OUT OF HIS LEGS. Reporter: DOCTORS GAVE HIM A TEMPORARY TATTOO DECLARING HIM A SUPERHERO AS HE FIGHTS TO RECOVER. WITNESSES SAY THE CHILD WAS STRUCK BY A SNOWMOBILE. HE STOOD NEAR A PORTABLE ICEHOUSE HIS FATHER WAS ASSEMBLING. THE HEISE HOUSE WAS HIT TOO. — ICE HOUSE WAS HIT TOO. WHY SOMEBODY WOULD GO SO FAST. AND THEN HE KEPT GOING. I DON’T KNOW THE MAN BUT HE DID MAKE A BAD, BAD CHOICE. Reporter: ALLISON IS ALAN JR.’S AUNT. WE ARE ALL ANGRY. WE ARE FRUSTRATED THAT THIS EVEN HAD TO HAPPEN. HE WAS GOING EXTREMELY FAST IN A CROWDED AREA. IN AN AREA WHERE FAMILIES FISH. Reporter: HIS COUSINS AND SISTER MADE HIM A GET WELL POSTER. THE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON WAS IN THE THIS MORNING. HE WAS TOUCHING HIS TOES. HE MOVED HIS FOOT A LITTLE. THAT IS A GOOD SIGN. YES. Reporter: ANGELA DAVIS, WCCO 4 NEWS. THE SHERIFF HAS NOT RELEASED THE NAME OF THE DRIVER. THEY DID ARREST HIM AND TOOK A

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