11-year-old critically hurt after jumping from truck

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An 11-year-old boy suffered critical injuries when he jumped from a flatbed truck.  The accident happened Saturday near Sterling in northwest Reno County. 

Sheriff Randy Henderson said the boy was on the bed of a truck that was driving slowly through a farm field.  The boy's cowboy hat blew off.   He jumped off the truck to retrieve the hat.   The boy landed on his feet but fell backwards and hit his head. 

Sheriff Henderson said the boy suffered multiple fractures.  He is undergoing treatment in Wichita. 

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