The Deseret News reports that an 8-year-old boy was hospitalized after being hit by a cement truck on Tuesday, September 1, 2009. The accident occurred at the corner of Weaver Lane and Flint Street in Murray, Utah at about 8:40 a.m. The boy was riding his bike to school with his brother and sister when he was hit.
The driver of the cement truck completed a full stop and was turning onto flint street when the boy rode his bike into the street. Witnesses recount that the boys siblings asked him to slow down at the intersection. Just as the truck began its turn, the boy was struck. The boy was run over by “at least one” of the truck’s axles and police report he suffered serious leg injuries. The boy was wearing a helmet, which did limit his injuries. He was flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center.
Layton Police Lt. Quinn Moyes urged all motorists to be extra careful in school zones and also urged parents to educate their children on safety. “We have little guys walking to school and some riding bicycles to school. It’s time for parents to sit down and go over safety rules with children,” Moyes said. “For instance, when we get to an intersection, we get off and walk our bikes.”
I wish the young boy a speedy recovery.
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