Just In: Child Riding Bicycle Struck By SUV In Georgetown

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Georgetown, DE-Georgetown Police have concluded a traffic collision investigation involving a 7-year-old cyclist and an SUV, according to Georgetown Police Spokesman Detective Joey Melvin.

Melvin said on August 1, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Georgetown officers were dispatched to E. North Street east of N. Railroad Avenue for a traffic collision. Officers arrived and located a young child with injuries in the roadway who had been struck by a motor vehicle, according to Melvin.

The investigation revealed that the SUV, operated by a Georgetown man, was traveling eastbound on E. North St. While traveling eastbound, a child cyclist entered the roadway from a private drive and into the path of the SUV. The front of the SUV struck the child who was thrown from the bicycle. The child was not wearing a helmet and received a head injury and multiple abrasions to the legs. The child was transported by ambulance to Beebe Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

MelvinĀ said that the investigation has concluded and there will be no charges filed.

Georgetown Police would like to remind everyone of the importance of wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet, added Melvin.

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