Car clips cyclist

A TEENAGE bicycle rider was taken to Gisborne Hospital this morning after he and a ute towing a trailer collided on Whatatutu Road about a kilometre in from State Highway 2.

“Fortunately the 14-year-old boy appears to have suffered only minor injuries,” police said.

“He had bruising to his hips and was taken to hospital by ambulance for a check up.”

Police, St John ambulance and crews from Fire Emergency NZ were called to the crash scene at around 6.50am.

Te Karaka chief fire officer Jamie Simpson said the boy was very lucky.

“The ute had pulled out to overtake a stock truck.

“It was dark and the cyclist had no light on his bike. The ute driver told us he could not see him when he started to pass the truck,” CFO Simpson said.

“The ute driver managed to take evasive action and just clipped the boy. He was extremely lucky not to have been more seriously injured.”

A TEENAGE bicycle rider was taken to Gisborne Hospital this morning after he and a ute towing a trailer collided on Whatatutu Road about a kilometre in from State Highway 2.

“Fortunately the 14-year-old boy appears to have suffered only minor injuries,” police said.

“He had bruising to his hips and was taken to hospital by ambulance for a check up.”

Police, St John ambulance and crews from Fire Emergency NZ were called to the crash scene at around 6.50am.

Te Karaka chief fire officer Jamie Simpson said the boy was very lucky.

“The ute had pulled out to overtake a stock truck.

“It was dark and the cyclist had no light on his bike. The ute driver told us he could not see him when he started to pass the truck,” CFO Simpson said.

“The ute driver managed to take evasive action and just clipped the boy. He was extremely lucky not to have been more seriously injured.”

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