Opelika man arrested after child hit by truck while riding bike

Opelika man arrested after child hit by truck while riding bike
De'Dric Parker, arrested in connection to child being hit by a truck (Source: Opelika Police Department)

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - Police in Opelika have made an arrest after an 8-year-old was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle over the weekend.

28-year-old De’Dric Jamal Parker was arrested at approximately 7:50 a.m. on Sept. 9 on a felony warrant for duty to give information and render aid.

The child was riding his bike near the intersection of WE Morton Avenue and South Antioch Circle at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 6 when he was reportedly hit by a pickup style truck. The driver then fled the scene.

The Opelika Housing Authority caught the accident on surveillance camera.

After the accident, the child was flown to a children’s hospital in Birmingham and was listed in stable condition.

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