Car hits 12-year-old riding bike

Car hits 12-year-old riding bike
Child seriously injured after being hit by a car(Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A 12-year-old bicyclist is fighting for his life after being hit by a car at a residential intersection.

Shreveport police were called to the 2500 block of Devaughn Street just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

There they found the boy with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries.

Investigators think the collision occurred a couple blocks south of there.

The car was traveling east on Woodford Street and the boy was riding a bicycle south on Portland Avenue, authorities said.

Investigators think the youth failed to stop at a stop sign and rode into the car's path.

The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by ambulance to a Shreveport hospital for treatment of what appeared to be life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said the bicycle was not equipped with lights.

And investigators do not think the car's driver was under the influence.

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