7 Year Old Boy Severely Injured in Mini Bike Accident

According to the Florida Today Newspaper, a 7 year old boy sustained serious personal injuries on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 when his small dirt bike was struck by a pickup truck in Palm Bay, Florida. About 1:40 p.m., the 7 year old boy was southbound on Timbruce Road when he evidently ran a stop sign and turned eastward onto Transcoro Street. A Ford F-150, which was westbound on Transcoro, struck the dirt bike as it turned left across traffic. The 7 year old boy was thrown from the bike. Evidently, he rolled 20 feet over the pavement and came to a rest in the roadway. The boy was reportedly not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma and a chest injury. The boy was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida for treatment of his personal injuries. The child's personal injuries are thought to be severe.