13-year-old boy airlifted after striking car with bicycle


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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A 13-year-old boy was airlifted Monday evening to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after he ran into a vehicle with his bike in Seagrove.

The accident occurred around 5 p.m. Monday on Little Beane Store Road.

According to the Courier-Tribune, two boys, both 13, were riding their bikes in the woods, then onto Little Beane Store Road to get away from a dog that was chasing them. They both struck a passing vehicle.

Sgt. G.R. Catherwood of the N.C. Highway Patrol said one boy hit the car, went across its hood and into the windshield, suffering a head injury along with bumps and bruises. He was airlifted to the Chapel Hill medical facility.

The other boy ran into the side of the car and was treated on the scene by Randolph County EMS.

The identities of the boys have not been released. No charges are expected. The condition of the boy in the hospital was not available.

Catherwood, who responded to the accident scene, noted that the boys were not wearing bike helmets.

Source: The Courier-Tribune

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