Teen injured in car-bicycle accident

Teen injured in car-bicycle accident

LAURIUM — A Wisconsin teenager was airlifted for treatment of possible head injuries after a car-bicycle accident in the Village of Laurium Wednesday evening.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post say the accident happened around 7:20 p.m. at the intersection of South Calumet Street and South Hecla Street. A vehicle driven by a 35-year-old Calumet man was traveling north on South Calumet Street when a a 13-year-old Green Bay, Wisconsin male failed to stop his bicycle at the intersection. The 13-year-old entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.

Police say the teen was transported to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital by Mercy Ambulance. He was later airlifted to the University of Wisconsin hospital in Madison, Wisconsin with possible head injuries. His condition is not known at this time.

Police say the driver of the vehicle had the right-of-way and was not speeding. No citations were issued.

Michigan State Police were assisted at the scene by the Laurium and Calumet Police Departments and Mercy Ambulance.