Man arrested after backing over 1-year-old

0608 James LickissTrail, Ore. – A man was arrested after he allegedly struck a 1-year-old girl with his car while backing out of his driveway Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred in the 800 block of Old Trail Creek Road in Trail around 4:00 p.m.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said 72-year-old James Lickiss struck the child’s head with the tire of his car while as he was backing out of a shared driveway. He was apparently unaware he had hit the child.

A Shady Cove firefighter told NBC5 News the girl was airlifted with her parents to Rogue Regional Medical Center with significant injuries.

Deputies say Lickiss returned to the scene a short time later and  showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was jailed on charges of assault, DUII, and reckless driving.

The JCSO said the incident has been referred to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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