GARFIELD, NJ – A driver struck and seriously injured a 14-year-old on a bicycle before colliding with an oncoming vehicle at an intersection in Garfield on Sunday afternoon, Daily Voice reports.
The compound accident happened at the intersection of Wilson Street and Outwater Lane at about 1 p.m. on May 2. A Hyundai Sonata struck the the teenage bicyclist as its driver attempted to make a right-hand turn from Wilson. She then hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, causing the vehicle to crash into a Honda CRV on Outwater.
The 14-year-old bicyclist suffered road rash and a possible broken leg, and was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center.
Neither the driver of the Hyundai, a 69-year-old Garfield woman, nor the 38-year-old Lodi man operating the Honda was injured.
An investigation is ongoing. It is unclear whether charges will be filed at this time.
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