A fun day out in the snow went terribly wrong for a boy in Saanich on Wednesday.
According to Saanich Police, the child was tobogganing in the 4000 block of McLellan Street at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday when they slid across the road and into the path of an oncoming SUV.
He was dragged along for a moment before getting trapped under the vehicle, which quickly came to a stop.
The driver and several people in the vicinity rushed to help the boy before first responders and firefighters were able to extract him from under the SUV.
In what police describe as “miraculous”, the child escaped the incident with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
“Everyone was excited yesterday to enjoy the snow day, however we’re just reminding parents and families and kids if they are tobogganing to pick a safe location to do so – one that doesn’t get them on to the road, into areas that could hurt them,” said Saanich Police Cst. Markus Anastasiades.
“Stay away from the roads when playing because vehicles can’t stop on these types of surfaces and can’t react as quickly either.”
No charges are being laid in this incident.