Teen bicyclist crashes into car on Evergreen Avenue just north of Sigwalt Street, and is treated and transported by paramedics to Northwest Community Hospital.
Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 7:09 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 to a report of a vehicle crash with a bicycle in front of 77 South Evergreen Avenue in Arlington Heights.
Police and firefighter/paramedics arrived to find a teen male crash into the front passenger side of a gray Honda Civic. The teen and bicycle hit the right front fender and the right windshield of the Honda passenger car.
The teen was transported to Northwest Community Hospital with injuries that initially appeared to be non-life-threatening.
Neighbors in the area told police on the scene that packs of bicyclists frequently ride recklessly up and down Evergreen Avenue and other areas nearby in downtown Arlington Heights. Police officers on the scene told at least one neighbor that he has spoken about safety of bicyclists downtown on previous occasions. Another police officer also told youths that were still on the scene that they should be careful. Some of the boys on the scene said they were riding with the male teen that got hit.
None of the bicyclists appeared to be wearing helmets. The group appeared to be young teens or middle school-age children.
Arlington Heights police are investigating the crash. The driver of the Honda sedan appeared to have been southbound on Evergreen Avenue. It also appeared that the bicyclist may have been eastbound in the Evergreen Plaza parking lot lane when he entered Evergreen Avenue. It appeared the driver of the Honda veered left to avoid the bicyclist, but the bicyclist crashed into the right front fender.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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