Pauls Valley Police give a bike to a kid who was hit by a car
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (KXII) -- A Southern Oklahoma police department donated a brand new bike to a kid who was hit by car this past Thursday while riding his bike.
Ryann, 11, was riding his bike near Pecan and Charles street in Pauls Valley around 5 p.m. Thursday when he was unexpectedly hit by a car, only a block away from his home.
"I was riding my bike home to eat dinner and I hit the car and I didn't see her coming and I thought I was to go," Ryann said.
"The car didn't have a stop sign and the child rode in front of the car," says Pauls Valley Assistant Chief of Police Derrick Jolley.
Ryann's parents got a phone call they hope they would never get.
"Terrified. I got there quick, I was at work when I found out," Ryann's mom Amber Gill said.
Ryann was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital. He broke his leg in three different places and sustained a head injury. After surgery, Ryann was sent home.
Pauls Valley Police say they have bicycles they give to families in need and wanted to surprise Ryann.
"This child lost his bicycle, I think he's learned a bit from this incident. Every kid needs a bike so once he's healed up and ready to go we wanted to give him a bicycle and let him know we're here for him," says Jolley.
"Amazing and terrified at the same time because you know he got hurt on a bicycle but we'll teach him better so he doesn't have to do this again," says Gill.
"I can't wait to ride a bicycle again," says Ryann.
"Hey buddy, I hope you get better soon and I'll see you riding that thing around here," Jolley said.
Said Ryann: "Thank you for the new bike and stuff."
Ryann's mother added, "Thank you, and thanks to God that I still have my baby."