Young Bicyclist is Hit by a Passing Vehicle and is Seriously Injured

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In Christian County, a 14 year-old bicyclist suffers from serious injuries when he attempted to cross the highway at a red traffic light and pulled in front of oncoming traffic.

On January 5, 2012 at approximately 5:12 p.m., Nathaniel Lee, age 14 and from Nixa, Missouri was operating a UNK Year Hard ZX20 BMX bicycle and traveling on US 160. The only vehicle involved in this collision was a 1992 Mercury Topaz that was driven by 27 year-old Springfield, Missouri resident, Alondo Maggard, who was traveling northbound on US 160.

At that said time and place, Nathaniel Lee and three other teenagers were riding their bikes near a trailer park along highway 160 and highway CC in Christian County. Nathaniel approached the highway stop light and tried to cross the highway when the traffic light was red. Lee pulled himself into oncoming traffic when Alondo Maggard entered the intersection on a green traffic light and collided with bicyclist, Nathaniel.

Nathaniel was taken by ambulance to Cox South hospital in Springfield to be treated for his serious injuries and condition. The three other teenagers that were riding with Nathaniel for the duration of the crash were uninjured.

Alondo’s 1992 Mercury Topaz received moderate damages and his vehicle was driven from the scence of the crash. Nathaniel’s BMX bicycle received total damages as results from the collision and the bicycle was removed by his family.

This bicycle crash was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and with the assistance of Corporal Ron Cole of troop D.

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