13-Year-Old Bicyclist Hit in Coon Rapids
A 13-year-old Coon Rapids boy was hit while riding his bicycle Friday night, about 7 p.m. He was at the intersection of Foley and Northdale Blvd, near the crosswalk, when he was hit by a northbound car. He was not wearing a helmet.
He was taken to the Mercy Hospital, listed in critical condition. The boy’s name has not been released.
There were many witnesses to the accident. Coon Rapids police are still investigating the accident.
Bicyclists need to be on the alert at all times. They need to know the laws, because so many motor vehicle drivers do not respect a bicyclist and their right to be on the road. Bicycle accidents happen when:
- Vehicle drivers ignore the bicyclist and turns directly in front of the cyclist.
- Vehicle drivers enter the street from a driveway or parking spot without observing or yielding to the bicyclist.
- A vehicle driver is inattentive and unobservant; possibly texting.
- A driver is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- A driver fails to yield the right of way to a bicyclist at an intersection.
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