- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Boise Police say a 5-year-old has been taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after a driver in a minivan hit him while he was riding his bike.

Boise Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower said in a news release the driver of a minivan hit the boy Wednesday at about 4:30 p.m. at an intersection near South Junior High School.

Witnesses told officers the minivan dragged the child about 40 feet before it stopped. The boy was wearing a helmet.

Authorities are investigating.

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