NP Boy, 6, Seriously Injured in Bicycle vs. Pickup Crash

north_platte_patchA 6-year-old North Platte boy was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he was struck by a pickup in a North Platte trailer park.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, an officer with the North Platte Police Department responded to a vehicle versus bicycle accident at King’s Trailer Court, 2420 West 9th Street.

The officer learned that a 1986 Chevy pickup driven by 25-year-old Zachary Schultz was southbound inside the trailer park, when he observed a child riding a bicycle towards his vehicle.

Brown said Schultz told officers that he attempted to accelerate in order to avoid a collision with the boy, but was unable to avoid him.  The bicycle struck the rear passenger side of the truck bed.

Schultz stated that the boy seemed unsteady on his bicycle, and he felt if he had stopped, the child still would have collided with the truck.

The boy was transported to Great Plains Region Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries, according to Brown.

Police are unsure of the boy’s condition, and no charges have been reported at this time.

  • Hiho

    Praying for this little boys quick recovery!!

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  • prairiefirenp

    Any word on his condition?

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