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One injured in accident Wednesday

By David Hotle | May 08, 2014

One person was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after an accident in the 300 block of West Madison Street in Washington where a vehicle struck a child who was riding a bicycle.
According to the report from the Washington County Communications Center, the subject was transported by Washington County Ambulance to the Washington County Hospital and Clinics. This morning, Washington Police Chief Greg Goodman said that he had not heard an update on the hospitalized person. The report didn’t list which individual was transported.
The report said that Trevja Karugo of Washington was cited for failure to yield upon making a left turn. A state accident report will be filed.
Goodman said that bicycle accidents are not common, but that motorists should always keep an eye out to ensure an accident won’t occur.
“Things are getting nicer, and more bicycles and motorcycles are getting out on the roads,” Goodman said.  “Motorists need to pay close attention to their driving and what is going on around them.”
May is also national Motorcycle Awareness Month. Due to the smaller size of a motorcycle or a bicycle when compared to a car, motorists are asked to always look for motorcyclists or bikers while driving.

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