18-wheeler driver found by police

Published 8:44 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“On Tuesday, Feb. 13 the Bogalusa Police Department received a call from the emergency room staff at the Our Lady of the Angles Medical Center about a 4-year-old child being treated for injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler while riding his bicycle,” said Lt. Percy Knight, Public Information Officer for the BPD.
“Officers learned that an red or an orange colored 18-wheeler log truck was traveling south in the 500 block of Ave. D when it made a left turn onto
West 6th Street and during this time the child was struck by the empty trailer,” he continued.
“The child was airlifted to North Oaks Hospital in Hammond where he
underwent surgery to repair a broken femur.
“The accident investigation was turned over to the BPD Detective Division
and after an investigation, the driver was identified.  On Monday,
February 19th the driver came to the BPD Detective Division and he was
questioned about the accident.
The BPD Detective Division investigation, reportedly concluded that the child,
while riding his bicycle, ran into the truck or the trailer or was clipped
by the trailer as it made it’s turn onto West 6th Street.
“There is no evidence that suggest any negligence or criminal nature on the
part of the driver,” Knight said.  “The driver wasn’t cited or booked on any charges.”