Drivers in Altus bicycle collisions won't be charged

Drivers in Altus bicycle collisions won't be charged

ALTUS, Okla._The drivers in two incidents involving pickup trucks hitting children on bicycles in Altus will not face any charges.

The first collision happened just before 4:00 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Peacock Lane and Peacock Circle.  Police say a 16-year-old driver hit a 6-year-old child entering the roadway from a concrete water drainage. The driver told police he never saw the child, but thought he hit something, got out of his truck and saw the child sitting near the edge of the road.

The 16-year-old drove the child home. He was then taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The second collision happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 'F' Street and Lloyd Street.  A man in a pickup told police he stopped when he saw a child riding a bicycle. The 13-year-old struck the truck and was ejected from the bike.  Officers say he was wearing headphones at the time.

He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.