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10-year-old Involved In Bicycle Accident In Conroe

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Tyler Goodwin2 years ago

A 10-year old child was injured last week following a bicycling accident in Conroe, Texas.

About the Conroe Bicycle Accident

The police responded at the intersection of Route 110 on Orchard Street at 8 a.m. on Friday after an officer witnessed the accident.

The police interviewed the child and determined the brakes on his bicycle were not working when the collision with the vehicle occurred. The driver of the car who was hit stayed on the scene to make sure the child was okay.

The boy complained of elbow pain but did not require hospitalization. His mother said his regular physician would examine him.

No files were charged against the driver, but authorities are reminding residents to keep up with regular bicycle and automotive safety and maintenance.

Bicycle Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center:

  • 4,735 pedestrians and 743 bicyclists were killed in auto accidents in the U.S. in 2013.
  • An additional 48,000 bicyclists were injured in 2013
  • Bicycle fatalities in the United States increased 8.9 percent from 2011 to 2013.

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