An 11-year-old Amherst boy rode his bike into oncoming traffic Friday morning and was struck by a car on Burroughs Drive, Amherst police reported.
The young bicyclist, whose name was not released, was taken to Women & Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for left leg fractures, along with scrapes and bruises, authorities said.
At around 11:20 a.m., the boy was riding his bike on a sidewalk when he went into the road in front of a northbound car driven by Marie Krawczyk, 51, of Amherst, police said. A second vehicle travelling south on Burroughs saw Krawczyk’s car strike the bicyclist and stopped in time to avoid hitting him as well.
The boy’s parents were notified and responded to the hospital, police said.
No charges have been filed.