Around noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, Yukon Police, Fire and emergency medical technicians responded to 911 calls about a young child who had been struck by a vehicle in the Chick-fil-A fast-food parking lot on Garth Brooks Blvd north of NW 10th St.
Officials stated the accident occurred in the drive-thru. A two-year-old boy was struck while walking with this parents.
The small child was transported to the hospital with serious bodily injury. His name has not been released.
The restaurant drive-thru was closed Saturday after the incident.
The Yukon Police Department released this statement about 3 p.m. Saturday to The Yukon Progress and other news organizations to provide an update about the vehicle collision involving the young child:
“The Yukon Police Department is actively investigating a tragic incident that resulted in the fatality of a 2-year-old child after a vehicle collision in the parking lot of a drive-thru restaurant in Yukon.
“At approximately 11:49 am, the collision occurred in the drive-thru lane of the restaurant located at 1724 Garth Brooks Blvd. The child was walking with their parents when the incident took place.
“Upon receiving the emergency call, police and fire personnel swiftly responded to the scene, providing immediate lifesaving efforts before the child was rushed to a level one trauma hospital.
“Despite the efforts of medical professionals, the child succumbed to injuries sustained during the vehicle collision while receiving medical treatment at the hospital.
“The Yukon Police would like extend our deepest condolences to the grieving family during this heartbreaking time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and we offer our full support to help them through this difficult period.
“The investigation into the collision is ongoing, and our dedicated team of investigators will thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“As part of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle involved will be interviewed to gather further information.
“Any witnesses or individuals with additional information regarding the collision are encouraged to contact the Yukon Police by phone (405) 354-2553 with any relevant details.”
Meanwhile, Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby expressed her sympathy to the family later Saturday:
“My heart is breaking and sending prayers for the family whose child died today at ChickFilA. Also praying for the person who hit the child, the Police, Fire and EMT’s who worked the scene. Such a tragedy for everyone involved.”