Child Injured In Bicycle Accident On Merritt Island

According to the Florida Today Newspaper, a 7 year old child from Merritt Island, Florida was seriously injured while riding his bicycle after he was struck by a Ford pickup truck on Thursday, May 19, 2011. The accident occurred while the pickup truck was traveling west on Alma Boulevard near George Edwards Court while the 7 year old child was attempting to cross Alma Boulevard. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the accident. The 7 year old child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida for his injuries. The truck was later spotted at a Target store several blocks from the scene of the accident; however, the driver allegedly fled on foot after abandoning the truck.