Teen Injured In Car-Bike Accident Remains In ICU
A 14-year-old Jamestown boy remains in the Intensive Care Unit of Women & Children’s Hospital following a Sunday night accident in downtown Jamestown.
Two teenage brothers were injured – one seriously – when their bicycle was struck by a car at North Main and East Second streets.
According to police, at 8:26 p.m., a Jamestown woman was driving east on Second Street, traveling through a green light at North Main Street. The brothers – who were riding south, traveling down the hill on a bicycle – crossed through a red light into the path of the oncoming vehicle. The car struck the bicycle, injuring both teens – whose names have not been released.
The 14-year-old – who was standing on the rear pegs of the bicycle – received serious injuries. He was, however, conscious and talking at the scene, police said Sunday night. He was taken from the scene by Alstar Ambulance.
Within 15 minutes of the accident, the teen was being flown by Starflight to Women & Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, police said. No further information on his condition was available Monday.
His 16-year-old brother, who was riding the bicycle, received minor injuries and was treated and released from WCA Hospital later Sunday night.
The teenagers were not wearing helmets, police said.
Charges will not be filed against the driver of the car, and the investigation is continuing, police said.
Jamestown police and firefighters remained at the scene of the accident until 10:45 p.m. Sunday. The Jamestown Police Department Accident Investigation Unit – with assistance from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit – investigated the scene.
North Main Street was closed from First to Third streets during the investigation Sunday night.