Teenage bicyclist involved in crash near Fort Ouiatenon

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TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A teenage bicyclist who was hit by a car when he rode out into traffic is expected to make a full recovery.

It all happened on River Road in front of Fort Ouiatenon shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

Dep. Jared Kirby said a 15-year-old bicyclist suddenly pedaled into the road from a driveway and was hit by a car.

The driver is a sheriff’s office employee so other agencies are handling the crash reconstruction.

“It’s always hard when you get these kind of calls. But we still have a job to do, and we have to help make sure everybody’s safe,” said Dep. Kirby. “Bicyclists and motorists, especially because it’s getting nicer out, they are going to be out. Bicyclists and motorists need to be paying attention, need to be careful.”

The teen was treated at the hospital for cuts to his shoulder and face as well as a broken ankle.

He was not wearing a helmet, but Dep. Kirby believes he will be fine.

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