Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 13, 2014

10:20 MORNING UPDATE: Boy on bike injured in collision

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — A 9-year-old boy was injured Wednesday evening when he rode his bicycle into the path of a car on East Main Street in Glasgow.

The child, who was not identified in a news release from the Glasgow Police Department, was taken to T.J. Samson Community Hospital by the Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Medical Service. No further details on the boy's medical status were available Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Amy Glass, who was driving westbound on East Main Street, told Glasgow police she did not have time to react when the boy rode his bicycle from Humble Avenue as Glass was passing through the intersection, according to the release.

Witnesses also told police they saw the boy ride his bike from Humble Avenue onto East Main Street and into the path of Glass' vehicle, according to the release.

Glasgow police officers spoke to the child's father, Joe David Childress, who said he was at home at 614 E. Main St. and that his son was pushing his bicycle down Humble Avenue toward East Main Street. When his son approached the bottom of the hill on Humble Avenue, he jumped onto the bike and rode into East Main Street, the release said.

Childress told police that his son was OK after the collision, but that the boy complained of pain in his legs, the release said.

GPD Public Affairs Officer Julie Anne Williams said it is department policy not to release the names of juveniles.