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7-year-old bicyclist taken to D.C. hospital after accident

June 17, 2013|By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com
  • Police officers carry a bicycle into a residence on Papa Court in Hagerstown Monday night after an accident involving a car and a 7-year-old boy on a bike.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

A 7-year-old boy was flown to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Monday evening after he ran into the side of a car while riding his bicycle on Papa Court off Security Road, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman.

It was the second boy to be injured in a traffic accident in Hagerstown since Saturday.

The boy in Monday's accident was riding a bicycle down a driveway when he rode onto Papa Court and struck a car shortly after 7 p.m., city police Officer C.A. Robinson said.

Robinson said a female driving the car tried to swerve to avoid the boy, who was at fault in the accident.

Although Robinson said the boy did not appear to have any life-threatening injuries, he was flown to Children’s National Medical Center as a precaution.

On Saturday, a 6-year-old boy was treated for a broken arm at Children’s National Medical Center after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle in Hagerstown’s West End, police said.

Chase Laprad, 6, of 402 McDowell Ave., ran from between two parked cars into the path of a 2004 Ford Explorer shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in the unit block of West Side Avenue, police said.

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