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Duson child injured when bike is struck by a truck

Posted at 1:57 PM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 15:11:33-04

A nine-year-old Duson boy suffered moderate injuries in a crash Sunday when his bike was hit by a pick-up, Duson Police say.

The crash happened about 12:40 p.m., police said.

Courtesy Duson Police

Duson Police are investigating the accident but witness accounts indicate that the child failed to stop at a stop sign on Avenue au Nord at Second Street. The driver of the truck didn’t have enough time to avoid hitting him, police ay.

The child was transported to a local hospital to be checked out; police say he had some severe scrapes and possible broken bones, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. He was not wearing a helmet or any other safety gear, police say.

No citations have been issued in this crash.