Yesterday, a 12-year-old boy was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Lowell. The local authorities have stated that the boy was riding his bike on Willard Street at approximately 2 p.m. when he was hit.
The bicyclist was struck by a red sedan, which allegedly sent the boy flying through the air. Neighbors that witnessed the accident claim that the crash sounded like two vehicles colliding. Witnesses further stated that the boy was not wearing a helmet when the impact occurred.
Following the collision, the boy was positioned on a stretcher and was placed in a neck brace. The victim was airlifted from the scene of the crash to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. According to the police, the boy suffered from serious head and neck injuries as a result of the collision.
Police stated that the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet when he was hit by the red sedan on Willard Street.
At this time, officials are investigating the Lowell accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half a million individuals in the United States are treated at emergency rooms for bike-related injuries each year. More than 700 people die each year of a result of injuries sustained in bike accidents. Children are especially at risk for bicycle-related injuries and account for a significant portion of the bike-related injuries treated at United States emergency rooms.
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Source: Boy Struck by Car While Riding His Bike in Lowell, WHDH-TV, August 30, 2010