Boy pulls change machine onto himself at youth club
June 15, 2007
A 9-year-old boy was injured Friday when a change machine at the Boys & Girls Club toppled over onto him.
Albert Jacques, program director of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, said witnesses told him the boy had put a dollar into the machine for change and when his change didn’t come, he began to shake it.
The nearly four-foot-tall machine toppled over and fell onto the child, pinning him at his stomach. Jacques said he lifted the machine off the boy and other staff members called paramedics. According to emergency dispatch radio traffic, the child complained of stomach and chest pain.
He was conscious and alert when taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno by a Care Flight helicopter that landed in the back field at the Stewart Street complex.