ROY -- A 2-year-old escaped with minor abrasions after the baby trailer he was riding in was dragged about 15 feet and ended up under a pickup truck following a traffic accident Friday evening.
Bystanders and a Roy police officer who witnessed the accident lifted the truck so the baby trailer could be pulled out.
The child had minor scrapes to his face and injuries to his right hand, said Police Sgt. Curtis Gibson. "I'm amazed he wasn't severely injured."
The child was taken by ambulance to Ogden Regional Medical Center.
The boy's father and the driver of the truck got into a fight after the accident, and both were cited by police.
The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. at 6000 S. 3500 West, Gibson said.
A 2006 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Stephen Hallows, 46, of Layton, was traveling west on 6000 South, and Allen Porter, 28, of Hooper, was on a bicycle pulling a baby trailer carrying his son.
The bike and baby trailer were crossing 3500 West to the east side of the street in the crosswalk and had the right of way, Gibson said.
Hallows made a left turn onto 3500 West but didn't see Porter. He struck the rear of the bike and baby trailer, Gibson said.
The baby trailer went under the vehicle and was dragged about 15 feet.
After the truck stopped, Porter ran to the side of the vehicle, punched Hallows in the face and bit his ear, causing a serious laceration, Gibson said.
Hallows was treated at the scene for his injuries.
Hallows was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Porter was cited for simple assault.