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Teenage bicyclist struck by a truck in North Logan

Published May 21, 2013 6:19 pm

Teen boy was not wearing helmet, suffered head injuries.
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A 15-year-old boy was flown to the hospital Tuesday with head injuries after he was hit crossing the street on his bike.

The boy, who was not immediately identified, was crossing U.S. 91 at 1600 North in North Logan about 3:24 p.m.

He'd made it across the southbound lanes and the inside northbound lane, where traffic stopped for him, but a truck in the outside lane struck him, said North Park police Sgt. John Italasano. The man who had been driving said he couldn't see the teen because of the traffic in the inside lane, Italasano said.

The teen was taken to Logan Regional Hospital, and from there was soon flown to Primary Children's Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available.

The boy had not been riding his bike in a dedicated crossing or wearing a helmet. That stretch of U.S. 91 is lined with businesses such as Al's Sporting Goods and Wal-Mart, and isn't normally frequented by children on bicycles, Italasano said.

The crash is still under investigation.

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