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Titusville police give boy involved in crash new bike, helmet

Cops: 8-year-old boy struck by van last week while biking

Dayshaun receives bike and safety helmet from Titusville Police Atheletic League and Titusville Police Department.
Dayshaun receives bike and safety helmet from Titusville Police Atheletic League and Titusville Police Department. (Titusville Police Department)

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – An 8-year-old bicyclist who was struck by van last week received a new bike and safety helmet from the Titusville Police Department. 

The boy was struck by a van on Wednesday evening while riding his bike at the intersection of Alpine Lane and Delespine Avenue. 

"He was airlifted to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries," Titusville police said in a news release. "Dayshaun was released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, however, Dayshaun’s bicycle suffered extensive damage."

Chief John Lau and Titusville City Manager Scott Larese presented Dayshaun with new gifts at his home in Titusville on Saturday.

“It was terrific to see that Dayshaun is recuperating nicely and heartwarming to see his family surrounding him," said Lau in a release. “He is a remarkable young man."

The bicycle was gifted to Dayshaun by the Titusville Police Athletic League and his new safety helmet was donated by the Titusville Police Department.