- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Family members and doctors treating an 11-year-old boy critically injured earlier this month when a truck hit his bike, then sped off, say the boy is getting better.

Dominic “Dom” Walker was riding his bike to Culler Middle School on Oct. 1 when he was hit by a pickup that police say ran a red light.

The Lincoln Journal Star says (https://bit.ly/1EIL65r ) the sixth-grader wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time and suffered life-threatening brain injuries.

Doctors say the swelling of the boy’s brain has slowed, and his bruised lungs have strengthened. Doctors hope to remove a ventilator tube in the coming days.

Prosecutors have charged 24-year-old Jared St. Louis, of Lincoln, with felony drunk driving and leaving the scene of the accident.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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