A ten-year-old boy riding his bike on Dixie Highway was struck Sunday by an MSD truck but fortunately only suffered minor injuries that didn’t require hospitalization. A C-J report on the accident says the boy made a turn in front of the MSD truck and the driver was not cited.
The incident occurred on Dixie Highway at Nobel Place in a fairly dense part of Shively north of the intersection of Seventh Street Road. The boy is young enough to legally ride on the sidewalk, if there had been one. The majority of the area is without a sidewalk. Some sections of the street have a shoulder no doubt littered with gravel and debris and characterized by wide curb cuts.
It’s fortunate that the injuries weren’t too bad, but we need to better ensure our neighborhoods are safe for everyone—of all ages—to get around.