INDIANAPOLIS – An 8-year-old boy is home from the hospital after he was hit by a taxi south of downtown Indianapolis on Wednesday. The awful situation was caught on a nearby surveillance camera, but the boy’s family is using it as a painful lesson to both kids and drivers.
Daniel Senteney III is still pretty banged up, and is taking pain medication, but he is alive. His parents agreed to let him tell his story to Fox 59 News, and he has a strong message to deliver to drivers and to people crossing the street.
“To always watch whenever they’re crossing, and always cross at a crosswalk,” said Senteney.
Senteney was with two of his sisters walking on the sidewalk along East Street after school Wednesday. The surveillance video shows Daniel as he tried to cross, but he says he didn’t the cab until it was too late. He was hit, and thrown nearly 15 feet. He was rushed to Riley Hospital For Children at IU Health, and was confined to a bed with a neck brace fearing broken bones, he also had a swollen face. Today, he’s doing much better.
“I’m okay,” he said.
Daniel is in good enough shape to also remind people to cross the street in an intersection and look both ways to protect yourself. And to drivers?
“To be careful whenever they’re driving, so they don’t hit anybody,” he said.
The driver of the taxi was not hurt, and he was not cited or arrested after the incident.