KILLEEN (May 21, 2014) An 8-year-old boy who was critically injured when a truck hit him while he was riding his bicycle just after 6 p.m. Monday in a Killeen neighborhood died Wednesday at McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple.
(Photo by Nick Delgado)
The boy, whose name won’t be released at the request of his family, was pronounced dead at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Witnesses told officers the boy was riding his bicycle south in the 6400 block of Nessy Drive on the east side of the road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Nessy and Cessnock Drive, police said.
The boy rode into eastbound traffic in the 4200 block of Cessnock Drive and into the path of a Ford pickup whose driver was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the youngster, police said.
The boy was not wearing a helmet, police said.
The pickup’s driver was not injured.
Police are still investigating.
They say the boy was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.