A young boy has died after he was tragically hit by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle. Authorities identified the 10-year-old boy as Younique Miller of Port Charlotte, Florida. Younique was riding his bicycle a little before 6:30 p.m. when he was struck by a truck while he was trying to cross a paved driveway. The boy was instantly taken to Peace River Hospital but he was, unfortunately, pronounced dead shortly after. Younique was not reported to be wearing a helmet. The driver of the truck was identified as 26-year-old Jacqueline Leigh. Also inside the truck was an 8-year-old child. Neither Leigh nor her 8-year-old passenger sustained personal injuries in the accident. To read more on this story please see 10-year-old boy of Charlotte County, Florida killed after hit by truck while he was riding on bicycle.
The death of this young boy is a tragedy for his family and community. Florida drivers need to keep their attention and focus on the road at all times. Also, parents should teach their children to always wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Helmets have been scientifically proven to save lives and reduce the risk of sustaining serious head injury or other personal injuries. To read more on helmet safety please read Importance of Bicycle Helmets to Child Safety.