Meigs PD Pushing Safety After Child Is Hurt Riding Bike

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Police say drivers need to slow down in neighborhoods now that children are out of school.

The warning comes after a four-year-old was almost run over while riding his bike near West Depot Street yesterday (6/18) in Meigs.

The little boy's cousin, Gabriel Williams, says he was riding behind the boy and yelled for him to stop before crossing the blind intersection.

Says Williams, "We were riding bicycle[s] and my cousin, he didn't listen, he just kept going down the road, and then I guess the car just came out of nowhere -- and he kept going."

Lt. Chris Luckey is working the case. He cautions drivers to be alert in residential areas.

Says Luckey, "Be aware of your surroundings as you operate on the road, and especially as you operate in this area here that we do have so many children. It's just our goal -- we're going to make sure we do the best we can to promote safety."

Luckey says it's also the responsibility of all parents and caregivers to make sure their kids are supervised when they're playing outside.

He says it's helmets are also important in keeping kids safe.

Luckey explains, "It's not just our rules, it's the law."

The boy who was hit is at home recovering.

No charges have been filed.

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  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Jun 19, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    [Florida native, resident] I know kids want to test their limits, and have fun in summer. The truth is, not all drivers are watching for kids. The cell phone, the 'big mac', the noise coming out of the radio. They have many bad moments, in just yards and not miles. The only thing for sure, and for certain in traffic in this world, is 'CRANES AND TRAINS' have right-of way! Wherever they are, whatever they do, do not get-in-front of one of these! You do so, at your own peril. They are not required to stop! Be Aware!
  • by sid on Jun 19, 2011 at 05:51 PM
    No charges filed ,,,someone needs to be charged ,,what was a 4 year old doing riding on the street ,with no adult ,no helmet ,, give his mama another check and more food stamps ...
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