Teen hit by car gets new bike from first responders

Published: Sep. 26, 2017 at 9:17 PM MDT
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Magic Valley Paramedics were there to help when 13-year-old Greg was hit by a car.

"We went on a call back it was August 21 out at Orchard and Harrison for a car vs. bicycle," one of the paramedics, Amy Peterson, recalled. "It was a young kid and it was just kind of a traumatic incident, he was pretty worked up about it."

According to a Facebook post by the Magic Valley Paramedics, Greg was more concerned about his bike than his broken leg, and that gave them an idea.

"Amy gave me a call, we put it together," said Brenda Gully, a paramedic educator with Magic Valley Paramedics.

They got Greg a new bike, but the giving didn't stop there.

"We gave him a basket full of goodies, helmets," Peterson said.

There wasn't just a helmet for Greg, but one for each of his siblings as well.

"He was so surprised and the family was very grateful," Peterson said.

She said they talked to the family to make sure it was alright for them to come, and a couple of crews got together to make the delivery.

"All the crews there were really happy to be a part of it," she said.

According to the paramedics, the helmets were donated by Safe Kids Magic Valley, and Cycle Therapy helped with the bike.

"Everybody came together as a group. It's really nice to see that work," Gully said.

Peterson said she wanted to inspire Greg not to give up because he got hurt.

"We just thought it would be good to kind of like encourage him to get back out there," she said. "Don't be afraid to go back on a bike."