Two Children 3,9 Hit While Riding Bicycles, One Flown To Hospital

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Georgetown – Georgetown Police have responded to two motor vehicle collisions involving children on bicycles, both of which occurred on October 28, 2017, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.

Melvin said the first crash occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 when a 3-year-old male was bicycling on the sidewalk of East Pine St. and entered onto East Pine St southbound when he was struck by a 2015 Honda CRV, operated by a 67-year-old Georgetown woman, who was traveling Westbound on East Pine St. The Honda stopped immediately after the collision and contacted 9-1-1. The 3-year-old, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. No charges have been filed at this time.

The second collision occurred at approximately 4:50 p.m. Saturday October 28, 2017 when a 9-year-old male was bicycling southbound on private property and entered onto Depot St. when he was struck by a 1998 GMC SUV, operated by a 50-year-old Georgetown man, who was traveling westbound on Depot St. The GMC stopped immediately after the collision and contacted 9-1-1. The 9-year-old male, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained significant injuries to his legs as well as a laceration to his head and was flown to A.I. Dupont Hospital listed in stable condition. No charges have been filed at this time.

Georgetown Police remind all parents that under Delaware Law, children are required to wear a bicycle helmet until the age of eighteen. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that their child wears an “approved helmet” per State Law. Additionally, Georgetown Police encourage parents to properly supervise their child when permitting them to operate a bicycle.

For more information on Bicycle Safety and tips for parents, visit-
https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/bicyclists

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http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Parents_Bike_Safety_Tips-Espanol.pdf

 

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