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8-Year-Old Fractures Pelvis In Marin Dirt Bike Wreck

POINT REYES STATION (CBS SF) - An 8-year-old boy was recovering Thursday after his pelvis was fractured Wednesday afternoon after he was ejected from his dirt bike, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The boy was learning to ride his dirt bike in a Marin County Park public parking lot at White House Pool near Point Reyes Station while a 45-year-old Point Reyes man supervised, CHP officials said.

The boy lost control of the bike, crashed into a wooden railing, and was ejected onto the right-hand shoulder of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard as his bike continued onto the westbound lane of the road directly into the path of an oncoming truck, officials said.

The 1994 Ford F-150, driven by a 74-year-old Sebastopol man, collided with the bike and the boy suffered a fractured pelvis and abrasions on his right side after he was ejected onto the road, according to the CHP.

The 8-year-old was taken to Oakland Children's Hospital by air ambulance with major injuries. By Wednesday night he was listed in stable condition, officials said.

The truck driver was not injured.

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