Monday, September 24, 2007

Bicyclist, 11, Injured In Crash

Bicyclist, 11, Injured In Crash

Burlington Free Press
Thursday, September 20, 2007

COLCHESTER -- An 11-year-old boy was critically injured after he was hit by a truck while bicycling Wednesday afternoon in Colchester, according to police.

The boy, whose name was not released, was not wearing a helmet as he pedaled north at about 4:15pm on Prim Road near the Bean Road intersection, according to police. The truck, a Ford F350 dump body, was headed in the same direction as the child when the boy cut in front of the vehicle, driver Emmett L. Parker, 50, of Fairfax told Police. The truck dragged the bicycle about 100 feet according to authorities. Emergency crews found the boy lying in the middle of the road, and he was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. The crash remained under investigation Wednesday night.

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