UPDATE: Kearney Teen Injured in Freak Accident Upgraded to Serious Condition

By Mark Baumert

A Kearney teenager injured in a freak accident Saturday has been upgraded to serious condition at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Kearney police say Aaron Hernandez, 17, was working on a pickup which was parked on private property but facing the alley in the 1900 block between Avenues C and D. The pickup then started and rolled forward, pinning Hernandez against another pickup parked in the alley.

Hernandez was further injured when the driver of the second pickup pulled forward in an attempt to free Hernandez. Police reports indicate Hernandez's head struck the right rear wheel of the second pickup.

Police say Hernandez could not be freed from the first pickup, which rolled forward, dragging Hernandez along until it struck a tree and stopped.

Police say no one was arrested and no citations related to the accident were issued.