A 10-year-old boy who suffered a broken leg when he was hit by a car was released from the hospital Tuesday night.
Thomas Hadley, a third-grader at Dundee Elementary School, told his family that he wants to get back to school as soon as possible.
His mother, Teresa Hadley, said her son's right femur was broken in the accident about 9:45 p.m. Saturday near 46th and California Streets.
“He got out of bed and started moving around (Tuesday) but isn't putting any pressure on that leg,” she said. “He had so much fear in him — moving out of bed for the first time — but he just put his mind to it.”
Thomas was taken to Creighton University Medical Center and then transferred to Children's Hospital & Medical Center.
The boy also suffered “severe road rash” and is “horribly sore,” his mother said.
Omaha police said a 22-year-old woman was eastbound on California Street in a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee when the vehicle struck Thomas. He was crossing the street to his home with his 14-year-old sister and a 9-year-old neighbor.
Police said the driver, Amanda Walsh of Omaha, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.