North Platte Police are investigating a pickup versus bike accident that left a 6 year old injured.
At around 3:40 p.m. on March 17, an officer with the NPPD responded to an accident at King’s Court trailer park, 2420 W. 9th Street.
Officers tell 10/11 News that 25-year-old Zachary Schultz was driving a pickup southbound inside the trailer park when he saw a young boy riding his bike west towards his vehicle.
Schultz told police he attempted to accelerate to avoid the collision, but was unable to avoid the boy and as a result the bicycle struck the rear passenger side of the truck bed. According to police reports, Schultz stated the boy seemed unsteady on the bike and felt if he stopped; the child would have still collided with his pickup.
The 6 year old was taken to an hospital with serious injures.
The NPPD is uncertain regarding the condition of the boy at this time.
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