A 9-year-old Louisiana boy is recovering after being struck by a pick-up truck — with a 14-year-old driver on the wheel.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office officers stated the crash occurred Thursday afternoon close to Covington, about 40 miles north of New Orleans.
The 14-year-old lady was driving a 2004 GMC truck when she collided with the boy, who was riding a 2002 Yamaha dirt bike, based on deputies.
The boy “suffered extensive injuries” to at the very least one in all his legs and needed to be airlifted to a hospital, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s workplace instructed McClatchy News. The youngster remained hospitalized in steady situation on Friday.
Authorities stated they don’t imagine the 2 youngsters knew one another.
Under state law, youngsters should be at the very least 15 years previous and have their learner’s allow to drive a automotive. A dad or mum, guardian or trusted grownup should even be within the automotive.
Authorities stated the crash stays below investigation.