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Child Bicycle Rider Hit by Car in Greencastle, Indiana – Dangers of Bike Riding – Watch Out for Children

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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A 14-year-old Greencastle, Indiana boy may have avoided serious injury after he collided with a vehicle late afternoon on June 7. The Greencastle Police report stated the 14-year-old was riding his bike when he crossed the driver of the vehicle, Glenn K. Hollis’, path. According to the police report, the child came into contact with the front driver side fender of Hollis’ 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, was thrown from the bicycle, and struck his head on the windshield causing him to fall to the ground. The child was then rushed to the Putman County Hospital in an ambulance where he was treated for a head injury. Greencastle Police Department Chief Thom Sutherlin stated he believed the child was treated for minor injuries and was kept overnight in the hospital for observation reasons. Sutherlin said Hollis was not cited for the accident. You can read more about this accident at 14-year-old on bicycle collides with car, sustains head injury.

Drivers need to be cautious while on the road. Although this driver was not cited for the accident, the message is still clear: Automobiles are dangerous. Children and teenagers on bicycles run a risk of sustaining serious injury if they come into contact with a vehicle. Parents and care takers should inform their children of safety tips and precautions in order to avoid accidents like this one.