Kid Who Hit FedEx Truck Gets New Bike
He beat the odds...
A beaten up bike and some cuts and bruises were the worst that happened to a young bike rider who collided with a semi-truck last week.
The six-year-old who hit a Fedex truck while riding home from school last week... got an even bigger surprise today.
After a long week.. LeMarcus Rayford is home and recovering. And he has some visitors bearing gifts
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office... and a local organization, "Care Lenders"...gave LeMarcus a new bike and helmet.
And it all started with a neighbor who called the sheriff's office, trying to do something to lift LemMrcus' spirits.
"It really made me feel good I was able to contribute...to make this happen for Marcus." John Gentry, LeMarcus' neighbor said.
LeMarcus' old bikes had no brakes, and he wasn't wearing a helmet.
Officials from the Alachua County Sheriff's Office say... LeMarcus is more than just the recipient of a new bike, he's their poster child for bicycle safety.
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