Police cited a Bayard man on charges after he allegedly struck a 12-year-old boy at a crossing in Scottsbluff.
Jacob Gompert, 22, of Bayard, has been cited with charges of Reckless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian, and no valid registration, Sgt. Phil Eckerberg said in a press release.
Gompert had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian that occurred at about 5:57 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Broadway and 22nd Street. Eckerberg said an investigation showed Gompert had been traveling southbound on Broadway approaching 22nd Street in a pick up truck. Gompert was allegedly speeding and he struck a 12-old-boy crossing Broadway eastbound on the north sidewalk of 22nd Street.
The boy was transported to Regional West Medical Center for treatment.