Child struck by car while walking to Avondale Elementary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Monday morning is changed in an instant for one Avondale family. 5-year-old Isaiah Bowman was walking to school with his father when he was struck by a car.

According to family, Isaiah is in stable condition at Children’s Hospital as of 12:30 Monday afternoon. He is suffering from swelling to the brain, frequent seizures and a bleeding spleen.

“I was in my bedroom and I heard a car hit a child – or hit something. I run outside and it was my grandbaby,” said Linda Bowman, Isaiah’s grandmother. Linda tells WIAT that Monday morning felt like a nightmare. She said she saw one side of Isaiah’s head bleeding when he was on lying on the pavement. He was conscious at the scene before he was transported to Children’s Hospital. According to Bowman, he was put on a ventilator and given a CAT scan soon after he arrived.

Bowman says she hopes that her grandson’s story will encourage people to slow down to the 35-mile-per hour speed limit on the 4th Ave. South stretch of road in Avondale.
“They fly down through here. [Police] could probably give 100 tickets a day if they would just come out here and sit and watch,” Bowman said.

Tune into WIAT 42 News at 5:00 for more on this story.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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