Boy Hospitalized after Bike Collides with Truck in Rumford, Maine
A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured Friday morning when his bicycle collided with a pickup truck in Rumford.
The Rumford Police Department said the teen was riding his bike on Lincoln Avenue near Hancock Street when the collision occurred. According to the Sun-Journal, the boy was on his way to Mountain Valley Middle School at the time.
The boy was transported to the nearby Rumford Hospital and was later transferred by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center. He was reported to be in good condition Friday evening following surgery.
The driver of the Ford F-250 pickup, who was reportedly from Rumford, was not injured in the low-speed collision.
Police and other emergency personnel remained on scene on Friday while Rumford Police conducted their investigation. Lincoln Avenue was shut down from Hancock Street to Waldo Street. Mountain Valley Variety, which is close to where the crash occurred, remained open.
Rumford Police said Route 2 westbound traffic was being detoured onto Essex Avenue and eastbound traffic was being diverted to Waldo Street.
This article will be updated as we receive additional information.