5-Year-Old Kailey Maloney Hit by a Truck While Sledding

A toboggan sled in snowKailey Maloney, 5, of Council Bluffs, is in critical condition after being hit by a truck while sledding on Saturday.

The accident happened at approximately 1 p.m., according to Council Bluffs Police.

Maloney was sledding in the driveway of her grandparents’ home near 10th and Bennett Ave, just beyond Abraham Lincoln High School. Police believe that she then slid into the southbound lane of Bennett Ave, hitting the side of a passing 2005 Chevrolet pickup. The driver, Michael Needham, 58, of Council Bluffs, was not injured.

Part of Bennett Ave was closed for hours while a special investigations team tried to recreate the accident.

She was rushed to the University of Nebraska medical center in Omaha by paramedics. According to police, Maloney has life-threatening injuries.

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Written by Inkelaar Law