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Four-year-old Courtney Silk, pictured with her grandmother, Jolene Silk, was presented with a new Disney princess bicycle Wednesday afternoon by Sgt. Jason Riggs on behalf of the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. A reception was held in Courtney's honor at the Law Enforcement Center. Courtney was riding her bike in September when she was struck by a pickup truck. It is believed that her helmet saved her life. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bicycle accident victim receives a new bike

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Whenever 4-year-old Courtney Silk sees a police officer or firefighter, she gets excited.

"There's my friends," she cries.

Courtney went for an evening bike ride with her 12-year-old brother last fall. Cody's insistence that the toddler wear a helmet likely saved her life.


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