Police: Helmet likely saves boy on scooter struck by vehicle in Peachtree City

The child was flown to a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital via helicopter.
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The child was flown to a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital via helicopter.

A 10-year-old boy has a broken leg after being hit by a vehicle while riding a scooter, Peachtree City police said Tuesday.

It was the child’s helmet that likely saved his life, Lt. Chris Hyatt told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The child, whose name was not released, was hit on Macduff Parkway shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. The driver who hit the child remained at the scene and was cooperating with officers, Hyatt said. No charges are expected to be filed.

“It was determined that the child pulled right into the crossing without any hesitation, leaving the driver no time to react,” Hyatt said in an emailed statement.

The child was “conscious and alert” before being flown to a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hospital via helicopter, Hyatt said. His most serious injury is a broken leg, police said.

The crash temporarily closed the road in both directions at Franklin Drive. Macduff Parkway reopened around 4:15 p.m.

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