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Boy sustains minor injuries when bike, truck collide
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The bike that 9-year-old Cameron Hensel was riding when it collided with a truck sits in the driveway in front of his home. The SUV is not the vehicle involved in the accident. - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
Last Thursday, a bicycle and truck collided on Smiley Road in Long County. No serious injuries were reported.
According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class William Bowman, at around 3:25 PM, Cameron Hensel, 9, was riding his bicycle on the drive in the front of his home in Heritage Acres.
But he apparent rode off the drive onto Smiley Road at the same time Richard Johnson was driving his truck by. He said he saw the child coming, slowed and tried to miss him. But the boy and his bike ran into the right side door of the truck and fell. The truck ran over the bike, but fortunately not the child.
Johnson said he stopped, and when he got to the child he had crawled to the ditch in front of his home.
EMS units were then contacted as the driver and the boy's mother stayed with the child.
A Liberty County EMS unit arrived, and then took the child to Winn Army Hospital on Fort Stewart. According to the trooper, the child did not appear to be seriously hurt, but was bruised and scratched.
Smiley Road is also known as Moody Bridge Road.
According to Bowman, Johnson did not contribute to the accident.
"It was very fortunate, that the driver saw the child appear to be coming, and was able to make an effort to avoid him," the trooper said.
Other emergency units responding to the call were the Long County Sheriff's Department and the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department.
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