7-year-old hit on bicycle in Monett

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Child injured, taken to Joplin hospital

A 7-year-old Cassville boy was hit by a vehicle Sunday while riding his bicycle near Highway 60 in Monett.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Robert Rivera, 24, of Ozark, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on Highway 60 at about 12:10 p.m. when he pulled into the path of a Mongoose bicycle, being ridden by Drake Anderson, 7, of Cassville, after Anderson allegedly did not stop at a stop sign.

Anderson suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

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