NORTON - The teenage bicyclist who was seriously injured after he was hit by a car Friday night has been identified as an Easton resident, and the driver was an Attleboro man, police say.
The 16-year-old was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence.
The youth suffered a head injury and had injuries to his lower extremities, Police Lt. Todd Jackson said Saturday, adding he had no other information on the boy's condition.
The bicyclist was struck by the car in the area of 328 East Main St. (Route 123) near Norton Glenn Road just after 8 p.m.
He was heading toward Easton and the car was heading west on East Main, Jackson said.
The driver, Arlindo Moraes, 42, of Pine Street, Attleboro, immediately stopped after the accident, attended to the victim and called 911, Jackson said. Moraes has not been cited.
The accident is under investigation by Patrolman Michael McKenney.
Car crashes into tree
Meanwhile, a vehicle crashed into a tree on Dean Street near the Attleboro line Saturday morning.
The driver, Dylan Booth, 20, of Bristol, R.I., suffered minor injuries and was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, Jackson said.
Booth's vehicle was traveling north on Dean when it veered across the southbound lane and off the roadway before striking the tree, Jackson said.
Booth was cited for a marked lanes violation. The crash is under investigation by Patrolman Jesse Winters.
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