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4/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Child, 8, injured on mini-bike
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BLYTHE - An 8-year-old Blythe boy suffered a leg injury after crashing into a Jeep while on a mini-bike in the 300 block of Earle Street the morning of April 27. Officers were advised that an air transport was needed and an emergency landing area was set up in the dirt field at Barnard and Tesoro Lane where a helicopter landed.

According to police, a Jeep, driven by Damian Picart, 20, of Blythe, had been parked along the east curb line waiting for a passenger. Picart then pulled away from the curb, and began a u-turn to drive away southbound. The minor child was riding a "mini bike" type vehicle, northbound when, for an unknown reason, failed to stop for the Jeep that was crossing in front of it, striking the side of the Jeep. Neither the driver nor passenger in the Jeep was injured. The investigation in this case is ongoing but police confirm that neither alcohol nor drugs were involved.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013
Article comment by: Peace Be Still

At Jesus XOXO, what does this stand for , I don't understand? I can see where at any given situation when u r not sure what the extend of injuries are you make the best decision to be prepared and this is what I see happen here.

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013
Article comment by: @ Nicole

Shhhh! You don't need to yell, that doesn't help anything either.

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: AJ McKay

Yes, sad that some comments would be allowed to be posted disrespecting a whole area of town. It's amazing to read all the negativity but yet people want positive change in Blythe. All that matters is that the kid is getting the care he needs and the helicopter is obviously still active like it always has been in the past.

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: NICOLE KONNESTAD

REALLY??? MOST OF YOU SOUND SO IGNORANT!!! BEFORE YOU SPEAK YOU SHOULD GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT...HE IS 11 AND IF YOU DONT EVEN HAVE HIS AGE CORRECT YOU REALLY THINK THE REST OF THE ARTICLE IS...WOW!!! AND ARE YOU SAYING THAT SOME KIDS DESERVE SPECIAL TREATMENT...HE WAS TREATED THE WAY WE WOULD ALL WANT OUR KIDS TO BE TREATED. AND IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OF A CHILD WHO WASNT GIVEN PROPER TREATMENT THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT INSTAED OF TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE NONE OF YOURBUSINESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Peace Maker

Can't we all just get along?

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Is this what this town has come to? Its sad :(

Is this what this lovely town has turned into? Is there that much hating in town now? Its very sad to see the negative comments regardless what they are! First of all Im so glad the young man is ok and also sending prayers to the family it had to be a very scary situation for everyone who was involved. Im glad the driver is ok to. Come on folks show alittle love for the injured and quit complaining! Thank you for the Air Transport that could be there. Remember folks, accidents do happen!! Quit judging a put a little love into your heart! :)

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Mary Jane

If my calculations are correct this kid is a little older then 8. ?????????? I think hes 11. So that might explain why he was aloud to be outside being a kid with out his parents sitting on him.

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Leslie Rayner

@ Jesus XOXO A broken femur requires an airlift!

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: The shaddow knows

The helocopter is utilized for any trauma accident whether it is on the south or north side! I'm sure that young boy probably arrived at Loma Linda faster than if he had gone to PVH and then sent out via fixed wing! Thank you to the Blythe Fire Dept. Volunteers! You know they are probably trained to land the helo better than the Blythe Police who were put out that they needed to help land the helo in the streets. So the easy way is the helo can land at the airport and Getchel and Sartin gets money any way you slice it! I'm glad the young man is doing well.

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: you are

you people are a bunch of idiots, always have to put in your stupid 2 cents

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: In the Know

@JesusXOXO---yes they would have landed the airship in the southside--it is county protocol (and oh yeah, some (deleted) has blocked them from landing them at the hospital). Don't make this something it isn't.

Get well.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: Tax Payer

If this happened on the south side the only difference would be taxpayers would be footing the bill. Get well kid.

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

I hope this young man is going well at the hospital. Question is not a mini bike illegal in the city(to ride)? Also another question, why did they test this 8 year old for drugs and alcohol. Since the driver of the big vehicle was not at fault, so why would they test him. Okay joking aside why is this hospital open here when they can just transport the victim from the site of the accident. that's why it's important to have both types of planes.

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: Buster Webb

That's what I was wondering to! Did his parents receive a citation?

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: Jesus XOXO

I'm wondering if they would have called in for an air transport with emergency landing in a residential area if this accident had happened on/near the south side? I'm sorry the child was hurt but since when does a broken leg require an airlift?


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