Boy leaps to safety, avoids collision

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A 9-year-old Galax boy sustained minor injuries as he jumped off a bicycle just before it was struck by a passing vehicle in the city on Monday.

Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said Daniel Lee Lineberry was riding a bike when he went through a stop sign into the path of a vehicle at the intersection of Essex Street and Sixth Avenue.

Lineberry apparently jumped from his bike when he realized it was about to be struck.

He was transported by Grayson Emergency Medical Services ambulance and was treated and released at Twin County Regional Hospital.

No charges will be placed in the accident, which occurred about 5:15 p.m. Chris Hines was the investigating officer.