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Boy on bike hits car

July 22, 2019 News Extra

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Taken to BHS for observation

A 10-year-old boy on a bike collided with a vehicle around 9 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Third Avenue and West Cunningham Street.

According to Butler City Police, the boy was not seriously injured but was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The boy's injuries originally were reported to Butler County 911 dispatchers as being to the head and to the knee.

Police said the boy was bicycling westbound on Cunningham with a friend when he hit the front bumper of a vehicle that was trying to inch out into the intersection to make a right-hand turn.

Police said the driver was trying to see past the bushes blocking their view of traffic.

Police said it appeared the boy was not able to stop in time.

Butler firefighters assisted at the scene to help direct traffic for about 30 minutes until the boy could be taken by ambulance to Butler Memorial Hospital.

Other details were not available Monday night.

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