New bicycle donated to young boy involved in accident

 

Thanks to the work of his neighbours and the local Canadian Tire store, Jordan Hickmott (front) has a new bike. Hickmott is recovering from minor injuries sustained in the May 10 accident. Canadian Tire store owner Jeff Levy, local firefighter and neighbour Steve Hadfield and Sgt. Scott Riddell presented  Hickmott with his new bike.

Thanks to the work of his neighbours and the local Canadian Tire store, Jordan Hickmott (front) has a new bike. Hickmott is recovering from minor injuries sustained in the May 10 accident. Canadian Tire store owner Jeff Levy, local firefighter and neighbour Steve Hadfield and Sgt. Scott Riddell presented Hickmott with his new bike.

By Ron Giofu

 

A young boy that was struck by a car recently is healing a lot faster now that he has had a new bike donated to him.

Jordan Hickmott, 11, was hit while riding his bike on Front Road South in the Amherst Pointe area May 10. He suffered scraps and abrasions from the crash but his bicycle was severely damaged to the point where the Malden Central Public School student needed a new one.

The bicycle was donated by Canadian Tire with several of Hickmott’s neighbours helping to co-ordinate efforts in getting the boy a new bicycle.

“He was involved with an accident on Front Road South. He was hit and his biked was crushed,” explained Steve Hadfield, who is also an Amherstburg firefighter. “We explained the situation to (Canadian Tire associate dealer) Jeff (Levy) and asked if he could help us out. Jeff was able to come up with a bike for us.”

Levy said he was happy to be able to help out in this manner.

“Kids have to have a bike,” he said, while urging bicycle riders to wear a helmet as they do so.

Mike Hickmott, Jordan’s grandfather, said Jordan makes sure to wear his helmet every time he goes bike riding. He added the bicycle donation was much appreciated, as the family couldn’t afford to replace the crushed bike right now.

“(Jordan)’s healing up a lot,” Hickmott added. “He had a lot of road rash.”

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