Mail truck runs over boy's head in central Minnesota. Helmet likely saves his life.

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BAXTER, Minn. - It could have been a parent’s worst nightmare. Instead it turned into what a Baxter father believes was a miracle.

It was a nice, sunny afternoon Saturday,...

Christopher Groenwold holds his 4-year-old son, Cohen, Saturday, May 11, in front of his home on Ottertail Circle in Baxter, after a U.S. Postal Service mail truck ran over the boy while on a bicycle. The bicycle can be seen beneath the truck and pieces of the boy's helmet on the road. Special to Forum News Service
Cohen Groenwold sits outside with father Christopher Groenwold Monday, May 13, after surviving being run over by a mail truck Saturday. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Scratches and red marks are seen on 4-year-old Cohen Groenwold's head as a result of being run over by a mail truck Saturday, May 11 at his Baxter home. Special to Forum News Service
Holding pieces of a crushed bicycle helmet, Christopher Groenwold on Monday recalls the moments before and after his 4-year-old son Cohen, left, was run over by a mail truck. The incident occurred Saturday, May 11, in Baxter. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted discusses the incident during which a mail truck ran over the head of a 4-year-old Baxter boy. The helmet he wore was destroyed, but the boy left with only minor scrapes and scratches. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Pieces of 4-year-old Cohen Groenwold's helmet are seen scattered on the Baxter residential drive behind a U.S. Postal Service mail truck that ran over the boy while on a bicycle. Special to Forum News Service

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