Sunday, December 28, 2014

10-Year Old Motorbike Rider Critical After Crash

MOORE HAVEN, FL. --  A 10-year old motorbike rider is in critical condition after crashing into a truck Sunday.

The FHP says an all terrain motorbike was traveling west across the south grassy shoulder of Higgins Street in Glades county Sunday at 2:15 p.m. when a truck and towed trailer were northbound on Hendrix Street.

The truck driver, Robert Lee McPherson, 75 of Moore Haven came to a stop for a stop sign at northbound Hendrix and Higgins and then proceeded north into the intersection.

10 year old Johnny Lee Crawford failed to yield to northbound traffic on Hendrix and attempted to maneuver around the front of the truck.

McPherson attempted to bring the truck and towed trailer to an abrupt stop and as a result, struck the right side of the motorbike at the intersection. Upon impact, the bike overturned and the boy came to rest between the truck's right rear (tandem) wheels.

Crawford was later transported by air to Saint Mary's Hospital (Palm Beach) and is in critical but stable condition.

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