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Teen on bike runs into truck

Published August 31. 2011 05:01PM

A teen riding a bicycle ran into a truck in an incident in Schuylkill County that occurred on Monday, Aug. 29. State police at Schuylkill Haven, who did not indicate what time the accident occurred, said it happened along W. Laurel Boulevard at N. Second Street, in Pottsville.

Troopers said a 14-year-old male from Pottsvillewas traveling south on N. Second Street while Mark J. Atkinson, 43, also of Pottsville, was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck west on Laurel Blvd. Troopers said as the teen came down a hill, his front brakes failed and he traveled through the intersection and struck the right front of the truck.

Upon impact the teen flipped over the handle bars on the bike and landed in the street. The teen sustained moderate injuries and was taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville, for treatment. Atkinson was not injured.

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