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Prognosis good for boy, 2, run over by pick-up

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POSTED May 21, 2013 2:01 a.m.

The 2-year-old who was run over by the family’s pickup is still undergoing some tests at Children’s Hospital in Oakland but is expected to come home soon.

That’s according to the boy’s father, Lewis Shane, a varsity coach at Sierra High School.

“There’s air in his lungs and they’re taking an X-ray today,” said Lewis on Monday.

“Everything’s good,” he said of the prognosis on the medical condition of his younger son, Bryant. His wife, Tiffany, has been at the hospital in Oakland with their baby, he added.

Their older son, 5-year-old Shane Jr., was with his mother and brother when the accident happened. He was OK, said Lewis who was at the gym at the time.

The 2-year-old was inside the truck with the door open and his mother standing next to him when the little boy accidentally pulled the emergency brake, causing the truck to roll down from the inclined driveway where it was parked. As the vehicle moved, the young boy tumbled out of the truck onto the driveway.

“He’s lucky he didn’t have any concussions or anything,” said a grateful Lewis.

Fortunately, too, only one tire of the vehicle ran over the child on the stomach. Doctors at the hospital who treated the boy said there was no internal bleeding either, Lewis said.

He said the family has been inundated with phone calls from concerned family, friends and co-workers at Sierra High since the accident.

Manteca Police and other city emergency personnel responded to the incident. The boy was airlifted by Medi-Flight to the Oakland Children’s Hospital.

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