There was an accident in West Point on Saturday morning involving a bicycle and trailer. At approximately 11:40am, Chief Brad Roberts was alerted of a collision that occurred at 5th St in West Point.
Arriving a few minutes later, it was determined that two male juveniles were riding their bicycles north on 5th St when a heavy-duty pickup truck towing a trailer with approximately 150-200 gallons of gasoline approached them. The driver of the pickup passed the bicycles when one of the juveniles swerved into the same lane as the truck.
The child made accidental contact with the passenger side mirror, which knocked him from his bicycle. He sustained moderate injuries to his left side, including face, shoulder, wrist/arm, and leg, after being run over by the trailer tires.
He was then stabilized by Lee County EMS and transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals by MedForce Air transport. The driver of the truck was not injured, and no charges were filed.