No citations will be issued after Lancaster County deputy struck a 9-year-old bicyclist

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Police Department says its investigation into the crash that injured a 9-year-old bicyclist is complete, and the off-duty deputy who hit her will not be cited.

It happened on May 10, near Northwest 12th Street and Highland Boulevard.

LPD said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ben Houchin, who was off duty, struck the bicyclist in his personal vehicle.

Authorities say she suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, but the girl required hospitalization.

Her mother, Tiarrah Moton, said she had a brain bleed a several fractured bones, as well as some scrapes and bruises.

The girl has since returned home and is still recovering, according to Moton.

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According to the crash report, Houchin admitted to looking down for a “split second” to change the radio station.

On Friday Channel 8 spoke with Houchin over the phone, who said he hopes the girl recovers soon.

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