A boy who struck a truck while riding his motorcycle Wednesday suffered broken bones and is in stable condition, said Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Tommy Sisson.
The 12-year-old was riding a 2006 Kawasaki in a field off Prosser Road around 7:45 Wednesday night when his 14-year-old cousin went to find him, driving a 1991 Chevrolet S-10, he said.
The older boy, who had two juvenile passengers in the truck with him, was driving along an overgrown path in the field and had just slowed the truck down, preparing to stop, when the younger boy on the motorcycle came around the curve and struck the truck head-on, he said.
“They had almost stopped and were going to listen to find him,” Sisson said. “They were in an old back field, all grown over.”
The impact sent the motorcycle operator flying about nine feet, ejecting him from the motorcycle, he said. The boy suffered two broken arms and two broken legs as well as lacerations.
The victim was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah by Life Star helicopter, Sisson said. He was listed Friday in stable condition and was scheduled for another surgery.
There were no charges in the accident, he said.