Bicycle, Van Collision in Beatrice Injures Boy

BEATRICE – A seven-year-old boy suffered what authorities say appeared to be a minor head injury when his bicycle collided with a van, this afternoon, at 13th and Garfield.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue paramedics and police were sent to the scene at 3:40 p-m.  Fire Chief Brian Daake says the boy was riding his bike west, on Garfield Street.

:12                  “headed south”

The bike struck the side of the van.   The boy was checked over by paramedics.  Daake says the youth had a bump on his head.

:08                  “a good sign”

The van involved in the accident was driven by 24-year-old Danielle Block, of Dewitt, who attended to the child prior to emergency personnel arriving.

The intersection where the accident occurred is marked on Garfield Street with stop signs for east-west traffic, but is not restricted with stop or yield signs for north-south travel on 13th.

Police briefly blocked the area around the accident scene for less than a half-hour.