Police say a 40-year-old Seneca Falls man was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment after asking an 11-year-old to pull a car, which resulted in him being struck.
Timothy P. Abell, 40, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child after he instructed an 11-year-old to stand behind a stuck vehicle and pull on it – while the operator had the vehicle in reverse and accelerated.
The vehicle subsequently backed into the child, according to police.
He suffered a broken leg and bruising. The child was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital via North Seneca Ambulance where he was treated.
Police say the incident happened on Thursday a little after 5 pm.
Abell was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date.