Salem, MA (July 12, 2018) – A boy crossing the street on his bicycle was struck by a vehicle in Salem on Wednesday. The collision occurred just before 5:30 pm on Lafayette and Laurel Streets. The boy, identified only as a 14 year old, was riding his bicycle in a crosswalk at the intersection. He was about three quarters of the way through the intersection when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Police and an ambulance unit responded to the crash scene to render first aid to the boy. He suffered what is being described as a non-critical leg injury and was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle did remain on scene to speak with police. Officers have charged the driver with failing to yield for a pedestrian.