Police: 9-year-old boy in critical condition after being hit by pickup truck while riding bike

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike Friday morning in the northwest valley.

It happened just before 7 a.m. on Rainbow Boulevard, near Peak Drive, south of Cheyenne Avenue.

Police say the child was riding his bicycle in a marked crosswalk across Rainbow from the intersection with Peak Drive.

The driver of the pickup truck was traveling north on Rainbow, approaching the intersection, and “failed to yield” to the boy.

The truck hit the boy and he was thrown into the roadway.

The driver did not show any signs of impairment and remained at the scene.

The crash occurred near Bunker Elementary School, but it was not clear if the child involved was a student at the school.

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