5-Year-Old Boy Injured after Stop Sign Falls On Him

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A Fort Smith child was hospitalized after a car crash caused a stop sign to fall on him Tuesday night.

Police say Tammie Simmons, 50, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma was traveling near South O Street and Greenwood Avenue just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when she lost control, ran into a stop sign and knocked it down.

The stop sign fell onto the head of a 5-year-old boy who was walking with his uncle, police said.

The boy was taken to the hospital to be treated for a minor cut on his head, police said.

Fort Smith Police say Simmons was cited for careless driving. She told police swerved to avoid something in the roadway and struck the sign.

Simmons sustained an ankle injury during the accident. An officer took her the hospital for treatment and to have blood drawn since the accident involved injury, according to the police report.