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Riverside police respond to 3rd bike accident in weeks

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 8:04 a.m. CDT
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An 11-year-old biker ran into a car in Riverside June 24, making it the third bike accident in weeks. Police are reminding drivers and bikers to be careful and obey the rules of the road.

RIVERSIDE – Riverside police responded at around 8:30 a.m. June 24 to reports of a bicycle accident at Forest Avenue and Longcommon Road. 

The bicyclist, an 11-year-old-male, rode into the side of a vehicle, driven by an 18-year-old female, according to a release from the Riverside Police Department.

The victim said he had come to a complete stop at the intersection, but his front tire, which was sticking out into the street, struck the car involved in the crash. 

The victim, who was wearing a helmet, was treated by paramedics, and was up and walking when the first officer arrived. He and his parents refused medical treatment. 

This is the third bicycle accident Riverside police have responded to within the last several weeks. Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said in a statement that the police department has made several public notices to residents reminding them to drive with caution and for bicyclists to follow the rules of the road. 

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