Police in Baxter say helmet may have saved 4-year-old run over by mail truck

Police in Baxter say a helmet likely saved a 4-year-old, who suffered only minor injuries after being run over by a mail truck that had pulled into a family driveway Saturday.

A police spokesperson said the family lives in a cul-de-sac and was playing outside when the United States Postal Service truck pulled into the driveway. As the father walked up to get the mail from the driver, the 4-year-old was said to have run out in front of the truck.

Neither the father nor the driver saw the child, who was run over. But the spokesperson said the child was wearing a helmet at the time. And though the helmet exploded, the child was believed to have suffered only minor injuries.

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