MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 4-year-old boy was in critical condition Tuesday night after being pinned under a car Monday evening.
Cody Shoemaker of Martinsburg was flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital in Virginia Monday with severe head and upper body injuries after an accident at his grandfather's home on Berkeley Station Road in Bedington, police said.
Woodrow Smith used a tire jack to lift a Subaru sedan off his grandson after he found the youngster pinned beneath a front tire around 7 p.m., West Virginia State Police Trooper E.D. Burnett said.
The boy had crawled into the car and knocked it out of gear, Burnett said.
"Apparently he got scared and tried to get out of the car. It appears he might have been hit by the door and fallen under the car," Burnett said.