A man and child are recovering today after wrecking their dirt bike in McDonald County Thursday night. The Highway Patrol says 61-year-old Michael Hitt of Goodman was eastbound on Charleton Road with 8-year-old Faith Patterson on the back of the bike when they hit a large dog in he middle of the road, causing them to overturn around 8:30 p.m.
Hitt was moderately injured, while Patterson sustained only minor injuries. No word on the condition of the dog.
Troopers say the child was wearing a helmet, but Hitt was not.