A 10-year-old boy was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by ambulance Wednesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike, police said.
Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers determined a 27-year-old woman driving a vehicle at 7:37 a.m. had stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Ranger Drive and Rockfence Place, which is southwest of Princeton Boulevard and Lawrence Avenue and near Deerfield School.
“The driver, however, did not see the 10-year-old bicyclist approaching on the cross street as she entered the intersection,” McKinley said. “The car struck the bicyclist, causing him to fall.”
The boy, Matthew Bradenburger, was wearing a helmet, McKinley said. Matthew was treated and later released from the hospital, said Belinda Rehmer, an LMH spokeswoman.
McKinley said officers cited the driver of the car, Desiree Neyens, for a stop sign violation because she failed to yield to the boy before proceeding from the stop.
Julie Boyle, a Lawrence school district spokeswoman, said the boy is a fourth-grade student at Deerfield.