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Boy, 12, injured in New Kensington while riding bike

| Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

A 12-year-old boy riding a bicycle in Oak Alley ran into a vehicle Tuesday evening when he was hurrying to get home because he was late, police said.

The boy's arm was bleeding and he may have had a head injury and a back injury, New Kensington Police Sgt. Marcia Humphrey said.

He was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital, but police did not know which one.

Police would not release the boy's name. Humphrey said the boy was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the vehicle swerved to miss the bike, police said. The driver was not injured, police said, just shaken.

The right side of the car by the mirror was hit, the mirror was damaged and the windshield was slightly damaged, Humphrey said.

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