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Sparta Bike-Car Accident Causes Serious Injuries for 10-Year-Old Boy

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Posted on Sep 22, 2012

A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured when his bicycle struck a car in Sparta recently.

According to Sparta police, the accident took place on Tuesday, August 28. The young bicyclist was traveling west on Springbrook Trail shortly before 12:30 p.m. According to the accident reconstructionist, the bicycle entered into the intersection without stopping at a stop sign and struck the front driver's side fender of a 2012 Subaru Impreza. 

The boy was thrown from his bike, landed on the hood of the car, and then rolled into the street. 

Police arrived at the intersection of Columbus Road and Springbrook Trail to find off-duty New Jersey State Trooper William Sisco attending to the child. Certified accident reconstructionist Officer Jeffrey McCarrick found that 53-year-old Nancy Koteras had been driving her Subaru south on Columbus Road when the bike struck her car. She was not seriously injured in the crash.

The boy was taken by ambulance to the Newton Medical Center by the Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad with assistance from paramedics from St. Clare's. He is believed to have suffered head and facial injuries, as well as a possible fractured leg. Police sat the boy was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police have said that the injured boy lives on Hillside Road, but his name has not been released. There have not been any updates on his condition.

Sgt. Neil Spidaletto and Detective Terrence Mulligan, who assisted with the investigation, have said that no charges have been filed in the case. 

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