Archive for Monday, July 11, 2011

Maple Hill girl remains in critical condition after Sunday morning bike accident

July 11, 2011


Child critically injured in bicycle accident south of Lawrence

The Kansas Highway Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff's deputies were investigating an accident near the intersection fo County Roads E 1500 and N 1100, south of Lawrence. The accident involved a pickup truck and bicyclist, ridden by a 13-year-old girl. The girl was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in critical condition, according to KHP. Enlarge video

A 13-year-old Maple Hill girl who was injured during a bicycle ride Sunday morning south of Lawrence was listed in critical condition Monday at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Mo., a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mikal A. Bond was taken via helicopter ambulance to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after the 7:30 a.m. accident at North 1100 Road and County Road 1055 about 2 miles south of Lawrence, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Troopers have said the girl failed to stop at a stop sign while headed east on North 1100 Road and collided with a southbound white Ford pickup truck on 1055 Road, which is Haskell Avenue south of Lawrence.

The truck was driven by Kathy Robb, 46, of Melvern, who was not injured. Mikal was riding as part of the Lizard Under the Skillet bike ride organized by the Lawrence Bicycle Club. Club members said they hope Mikal has a speedy recovery.

Trooper Casey Simoneau said at 11 a.m. Monday Mikal was in critical to stable condition at the hospital.


Deja Coffin 6 years, 10 months ago

Praying she makes a full and complete recovery!

Shelly Rodriguez 6 years, 10 months ago

Many thoughts and prayers for this young girl and her family. Hope she makes a full recovery. Prayers for all involved in this accident including state troopers and EMT's.

imastinker 6 years, 10 months ago

What she previously part of an organized bike ride or was this part of an organized bike ride?

Brock Masters 6 years, 10 months ago

Yes, poorly written question, but I think I know what they are asking.

Did the accident occur while the child was participating in the organized ride? Or did it happen after she was no longer participating in the event, but still riding her bike?

pizzapete 6 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the update LJW, I had been wondering about her condition. I hope she gets well soon.

what_street 6 years, 10 months ago

The accident happened during her participation in the annual "Lizard Under the Skillet" ride, and she had just started the ride. She was in the first 2 miles of a 30 - 62 mile ride.

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