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Sixteen-year-old bicyclist critically injured after being hit by vehicle

Posted at 9:20 PM, Sep 09, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A sixteen-year-old boy suffered a life-threatening head injury after being struck by a Jeep late Sunday night.

Officers were dispatched to the area of S 42nd and Spring St for a personal injury crash at at 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Investigation revealed a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on S 42nd St in the right curb lane when a bicyclist traveling southbound entered the roadway mid-block from the east sidewalk and was struck by the Jeep.

The sixteen-year-old bicyclist was transported to Nebraska Medicine with a life-threatening head injury, police say.

Juana Mendez, 52, was identified as the Jeep driver.