The boy was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“It just doesn’t make sense. Why would this happen?” one neighbor said.
Norfolk Police said it happened on July 3 at 6:30 p.m. on Tidewater Drive near Muskogee Avenue.
Officers said the U.S. Postal Service driver was pulling into a nearby parking lot when they hit the child.
Eyewitnesses tell News 3 the boy’s father was with him when it happened.
“[Riding the bike] up and down the sidewalk gets kinda boring, so [the father] takes him over [to the parking lot] and lets him do round circles and stuff like that – there’s more room,” they said.
Neighbors said the mail truck quickly pulled off of Tidewater Drive into the parking lot and hit the child.