Wednesday, March 29, 2023

13 year old cyclist hit by car, taken to Calgary Children’s Hospital with head injuries

A young cyclist is recovering in hospital after he was hit by a car Friday night.

Police say the 13 year old boy was eastbound on Astra Street around 8pm when he rode in front of a vehicle heading south on Dieppe Boulevard.

It was dark and the boy didn’t have a light on his bike.

He also wasn’t wearing a helmet.

The teen was taken to Chinook Regional Hospital with head injuries and later transferred to Calgary Children’s Hospital where he remains in stable condition.

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Police say no charges are pending against the 64 year old driver.

The LPS is also reminding the public that cyclists under 18 are required by law to wear a helmet and those over 18 are strongly encouraged to wear one.

All bicycles must also have a headlamp.

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