2nd Known student struck within a week while riding a bicycle in Mercer County, NJ
September 14, 2022
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Police, Fire, EMS and Capital Paramedics were dispatched to Pond Road near the Pond Road Middle School for a pedestrian motor vehicle crash at 7:51 a.m. Upon arrival Police and firefighters found a child struck on his bicycle with BLS type injuries reported.
Robbinsville Township Police Department Chief Mike Polaski told MidJersey.News that a 10-year-old child was struck on a bicycle this morning on his way to school. He suffered a non-life-threatening leg injury and was transported to Capitol Health in Hopewell.
No additional details about the accident are available at this time.
This is the second known bicycle accident involving a student in Mercer County within a week. It was just last Friday night when a 13-year-old Kreps School student was struck on his bike reportedly returning home from a football game at Hightstown High School. The child suffered fatal injuries in the tragic accident. A GoFundMe has been set up by the Kreps Parent Teachers Organization to help the family.
SafeKids.Org offers five tips for students riding bicycles:
- Wear a properly-fitted helmet. It is the best way to prevent head injuries and death.
- Ride on the sidewalk when you can. If not, ride in the same direction as traffic as far on the right-hand side as possible.
- Use hand signals and follow the rules of the road. Be predictable by making sure you ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between cars.
- Wear bright colors and use lights, especially when riding at night and in the morning. Reflectors on your clothes and bike will help you be seen.
- Ride with your children. Stick together until you are comfortable that your kids are ready to ride on their own.
The ride is just beginning. Check out more bike safety tips.
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