A Man From Las Vegas Is Suspected of Fleeing the Scene of an Accident in Which a 6-Year-Old Boy on a Bicycle Was Killed.
Author: Nevada Globe Staff
LAS VEGAS – Saturday, August 13, Michael Burdick was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident, according to an arrest report.
A 6-year-old was reportedly hit by a U-Haul truck in the 1700 block of Karen Avenue, prompting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to respond.
The boy was transported to Sunrise Trauma, where he succumbed to his wounds.
When the LVMPD Fatal Detail was summoned, they discovered that a U-Haul moving truck hit the side of the boy’s bike, knocking him to the ground, and then ran over him.
Police tracked down the U-Haul and identified Burdick, 21, as the suspect driver. According to the report, he called a police investigator and said he saw the youngster at the last second and tried to brake.
He reported to detectives that he went to check on the child and remained with him until an ambulance arrived. He stated that he could not call the police or 911 since he is on probation and is not permitted to contact law enforcement.
Burdick is now being held without bond at the Clark County Detention Center. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 23, 2012.
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