8-year-old Kansas boy struck, hurt while crossing US 56 on bike


ELLINWOOD, Kan. (KSNT) – Authorities say an 8-year-old boy on a bicycle was seriously hurt when a sport utility vehicle crashed into him as rode across a highway in central Kansas.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the boy was struck around 6:40 p.m. Sunday while crossing U.S. 56 in Ellinwood. The boy and the bike weren’t in the crosswalk at the time of the wreck.

The crash report says the boy was taken to a hospital with a suspected serious injury. The driver of the SUV wasn’t hurt.

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