12-year-old boy hurt after van collides with bicycle in New Castle | PostIndependent.com

12-year-old boy hurt after van collides with bicycle in New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Colorado ” A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured after a van collided with his bicycle at an entrance to Apple Tree Mobile Home Park Monday afternoon.

The Colorado State Patrol said in a news release that the boy was transported to Valley View Hospital before being flown to Children’s Hospital in Denver.

The crash occurred around 4:20 p.m. on Garfield County Road 335 at the Second Street entrance to the mobile home park. A white 1996 Ford van, driven by a New Castle man, was traveling west on CR 335 and made a right turn when the 12-year-old entered the intersection, the CSP said.

“The front of the Ford van struck the left side of the bicycle, and both traveled approximately 12 feet to final rest,” the CSP said.

The driver was not injured, and investigators believe the boy was not wearing a helmet.

The driver was not cited with any violation as of Tuesday afternoon but the accident was still under investigation.

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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