Location: Hutchinson

Teenage Cyclist Injured in Hutchinson

From The Hutchinson News:

The condition of a 15-year-old Hutchinson bicyclist seriously injured when he was hit by a car Thursday afternoon was upgraded Friday.

Police had not completed an accident report by late Friday, so the names of those involved were not available.

Officials at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, where the teenager was airlifted after the 5:15 p.m. accident, listed him in good condition.

The cyclist was eastbound in the westbound lane of Fifth Avenue near Ford Street when he collided head-on with a 2002 Saturn. The car’s driver told police the sun obstructed her view, said Hutchinson Police Sgt. Eric Buller.

The car’s windshield was shattered, and the teen received head and leg injuries, Buller said. No citations have been filed.

If the report is correct, it sounds like he was riding on the wrong side of the road (against traffic rather than with traffic).

Hope he’s OK.


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