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Child on bicycle injured after hitting pick-up truck in Beach parking lot

Virginia Beach, Va. - A child received serious injuries after officials say the minor hit a pick-up truck while riding a bicycle.

Police say this happened in the 2000 block of General Booth Blvd. Calls came in at around 4:10 p.m.

They say a 2008 Ford F150 stopped at the exit of the parking lot at 2000 General Booth Boulevard.

The truck tried to make a right turn onto General Booth and that's when the bicyclist, who was going westbound on the sidewalk, did not stop and rode into the passenger side front quarter panel of the truck.

The truck driver stopped.

The child was flown to the hospital via Nightingale. He is expected to make a full recovery.

No charges have been filed.


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  • Chris

    Why should the bicyclist have stopped? They had the right of way; a vehicle exiting a parking lot must yield to other traffic.
    Better headline: Child sent to hospital after truck fails to yield

  • Let's be real, here....

    I think Chris is right, but the guy in the truck may not have seen the kid coming. If the driver was turning right onto General Booth, and the bicyclist was heading westbound and ran into the passenger (right) side of the truck, doesn’t that mean he was on the left side of the road? I thought bikes were supposed to be ridden on the right side. If that was the case, the truck driver may not have expected anything to be coming at him from that direction. Of course, it’s been years since I’ve ridden a bicycle on any public road, because I’m terrified of the traffic here, so enlighten me if I’m wrong.

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