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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