Child hit by vehicle Saturday in Malta Bend

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A 10-year-old boy was seriously hurt Saturday, April 9, when he was hit by a pickup truck in Malta Bend, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Jerry D. Surber, of Malta Bend, was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for treatment.

The accident happened at 7:02 p.m. when the boy was riding a bicycle and rode out of a driveway at 106 N. Linn St.

He traveled into the path of a 1999 Ford Ranger driven by Earle W. Roe, 32, of Malta Bend, troopers said.

Roe was wearing a safety device. The reported noted that Surber was exempt from wearing a safety device.

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