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High schooler on bike struck by car

A student attending a high school in Indiana was struck by a motorist as he was riding near the area high school. The accident happened in the morning hours shortly before classes typically start.

According to reports, the area around the high school is not safe for students. One parent pointed to the fact that there are no crosswalk signals in the area and said that getting across the road can be a lot like playing a video game, except in real life.

While the extent of the teen's injuries was not reported, the student was taken to a hospital in the vicinity. The vehicle which hit the bike supposedly had visible damage, including a windshield that was crumpled. The parent complained that the fact the school had cut back on bus services exacerbated the problem since it meant more students had find their own ways to school.

While there will no doubt need to be further investigation in to this accident, drivers in the Jeffersonville area and the other Indiana cities near Louisville need to be careful of those riding bicycles, especially when riders are small children or teens. In particular, motorists who are driving in and close to school zones need to abide by the speed limits and pay careful attention to their surroundings.

When drivers do not meet these basic responsibilities, they can cause serious bicycle accidents. These accidents can leave a person, including a child, with serious or permanent injuries like paralysis or brain damage. Even accidents that are more minor can be extremely costly when one thinks of all the medical bills and other expenses one might have to pay.

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