Accident Involving Cyclist and Farmington Superintendent Produces No Charges

(Farmington, MO) A graphic video on Facebook shows a child on a bicycle being struck by a passing vehicle in Farmington last Tuesday, September 20th, around 4:30 pm at the intersection of Franklin and 3rd Streets. The vehicle was driven by Farmington School Superintendent, Matt Ruble. According to Farmington Police Chief, Rick Baker the child appeared to have minor injuries and his officers were not called to the scene at the time of the wreck.

Baker adds the victim's mother came to the station for a police report but declined it at first since the bicycle running the stop sign would be mentioned in the report as a probable contributing factor.

Baker explains the mother returned to the police station a second time for the report. KFMO/B104 also contacted Farmington School Superintendent, Matt Ruble, the driver of the vehicle. Ruble's comments confirmed the events of the incident as presented by Chief Baker. The original facebook post of the video states that the mother immediately took the child to the ER and the driver left without contacting police. It goes on to allege that the Farmington police refused to create a report at the prompting of the child's mother and that the driver could sue for property damage if a report was filed. KFMO/B104 has made attempts to contact the mother of the child for comment and are awaiting a response. The facebook post and video can be viewed below. Stay tuned to KFMO/B104 News for more information as it becomes available.

WARNING: The contents and language of this video can be disturbing to some viewers.  Click here to see the video.


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