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. 

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