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Cache Valley 4-year-old hit, critically injured by truck while riding bike

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Posted at 7:59 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 22:18:06-04

HYRUM, Utah — A 4-year-old is recovering from critical injuries after being hit by a truck while riding his bike in Hyrum.

Friday afternoon shortly after school got out, the boy pulled out in front of the truck as it went through the intersection of 300 South and 1170 East.

He was hit, suffering critical injuries. He was airlifted to a hospital trauma center, the Cache County Sheriff's Office said.

The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. No charges are expected to be filed.

The sheriff's office said this has been the second similar incident in two weeks. They remind parents to talk to their children about traffic laws and being safe, including wearing proper safety gear.

They also urged drivers to always be aware of kids on bikes, which increases around this time of year.