A car struck a 13-year-old bicyclist that drove in front of the vehicle along NW 44th Avenue on Wednesday night.
According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) release, officers responded to 4400 NW 13th Street to a vehicle vs. bicycle collision at 7:37 p.m. A 13-year-old boy was traveling west on NW 44th Avenue when he entered the road on NW 13th Street in front of a vehicle.
The driver said she was traveling north in the outside lane when she saw the front wheel of the bicycle enter the road, according to GPD. She was unable to brake before striking the bicycle.
Emergency responders transported the boy to UF Shands Hospital as a trauma alert. He sustained life-threatening injuries.
Editor’s note: This accident occurred on Wednesday night and not Thursday morning.
Interesting. Did the bicycle have functioning lights? Were they in use? Did the r ider have safety training?