Five-Year-Old Boy Severely Injured at Idaho Campground

by Jack T. Wilder

A young boy from Pocatello, Idaho was severely injured this week while on a family camping trip at Island Park. It’s a stark reminder to keep an eye on your children and pets while camping this summer.

Five-year-old Jack Moser was hit while riding his bike by a truck hauling a trailer being pulled through the campground, his uncle Jordan Peterson told East Idaho News.

According to reports, the young boy pulled off the road as the truck approached. However, when the trailer came by he lost his balance on the bike, fell down and was ran over by two of the trailer’s tires.

“There happened to be an ambulance coming from Hebgen Lake (Montana) going to Madison Memorial in Rexburg that saw the call come in,” his uncle Jordan Peterson said. “They had a patient in the back of the ambulance and the EMTs realized this is pretty serious. They were about two miles away and they ended up going (to the campground).”

The paramedics took all of the victims together in the ambulance to Madison Memorial Hospital. Jack was later airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

The hospital reported later that Jack lost over half of his body’s blood by the time he arrived at EIRMC.

Doctors said the young boy has a broken pelvis, broken femur, damage to his colon and bladder and other damage. He’s had several surgeries since the accident.

To help the Moser family, a GoFundMe acount has been set up and people can donate via Venmo.