Last Friday morning, at approximately 6:48am, an 18-wheeler was pulling out of Jacket Stop just as sixth grader Caleb Harned was crossing Hwy 71 on his way to school.
Harned was injured when the front passenger side of the 2006 Peterbilt long nose truck clipped the back end of his bicycle, injuring both of Harned’s legs.
Llano Police Chief James Schilling reported that after watching a video tape of the incident that was recorded by security cameras at Jacket Stop, it appeared that the truck driver was completely unaware of the bicycle and was not aware that he had struck a child. Schilling said that on the video, Harned could not be seen until after the accident when a passerby shined their car lights on Harned and then called for help. Schilling confirmed that the child was injured, but was unaware of the severity. It has been reported, but unconfirmed that Harned suffered from two broken legs.
Harned was not wearing reflective gear, nor did his bicycle have a light on it.
There were no citations issues in the accident.