Child hit by truck in Ferriday

Published 11:59 pm Friday, August 4, 2017

FERRIDAY — A truck collided with a child riding a bicycle Friday evening, causing minor injuries.

The child was transported to Riverland Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Ferriday police reported. At approximately 7:30 p.m., police said, the child was hit by a pickup truck while merging onto Carolina Avenue from Sixth Street. However, the child reportedly did not stop at the stop sign, police reported.

Police said the driver of the vehicle did not see the child.

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Police asked parents to be aware of where their children are and to teach them bicycle safety.