Mr. Kelly was standing in front of City Service Gas Station on Main Street when he saw the boy start to run across the street directly in the path of the truck owned and operated by Ronald E. Coulter of Albany, going east.
Without regard to his own safety, Mr. Kelly made a lunge for the lad. The boy cleared the truck, which struck Mr. Kelly, knocking him to the pavement.
The boy ran off without identifying himself, and was not known to the spectators.
Deputy Sheriff William Ward Jr. said: “Evidently the truck, which was going at a slow rate of speed, stopped quickly after hitting Mr. Kelly, who said he was not insured and required no medical attention.”
Mr. Coulter immediately went to the sheriff’s office to report the accident.