The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.


Published October 5, 2022

Juvenile hit by truck

CAMDENTON – A juvenile male has been injured after being hit by a truck last Tuesday (September 27).

According to the Camdenton Police Department (CPD) at approximately 4:06 p.m., CPD officers responded to South Business Route 5 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 54 to a report of a 12-year-old boy riding a bicycle being struck by a vehicle.

During the investigation, officers learned a 74-year-old male from Camdenton, who was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Pickup, was traveling northbound on South Business Route 5 prior to entering the right turn lane to turn onto East Highway 54.

Upon entering the turn lane, the driver stated he stopped at the red light and when the light turned green, the driver proceeded with his turn.

The CPD said the driver stated he didn’t see the cyclist enter the roadway and was unable to stop in time before striking him.

Officers interviewed another motorist who stated she saw the boy on the bicycle ride right in front of the Chevrolet Pickup.

Officers also interviewed two other witnesses on bicycles who were riding with the victim. They both stated the 12-year-old boy stopped at the roadway and he thought it was clear for him to go before entering the roadway and being struck by the pickup.

The other two cyclists did not attempt to cross the intersection at the same time as the 12-year-old.

The 12-year-old boy was treated at the scene by medical personnel from the Mid-County Fire Protection District and Camden County Ambulance prior to being transported to Lake Regional Hospital.

Officers later learned the 12-year-old boy was being transported to a medical facility in St. Louis for head injuries sustained in the crash.

The CPD stated that the 12-year-old boy was not wearing a helmet or any other safety equipment at the time of the crash.

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