UPDATE: Teen bicyclist's injuries from Sunday collision are life-threatening

kmoeller@idahostatesman.comApril 20, 2014 

A 13-year-old girl remains hospitalized Monday with life-threatening injuries after colliding Sunday with a car on Ustick Road, near the intersection with North Jullion Street, according to Boise Police. The accident was reported at 6:26 p.m. Sunday.

"These cases can be the most difficult, not only for officers, but for the community in searching for answers. We know we join many in the community in sending our thoughts to the families involved and all who've been touched by this tragic case," Boise Police Captain Eugene Smith said in a release Monday morning.

A 5-year-old child who was hit by an 18-wheeler last Monday also remains hospitalized, Boise police say.

The Sunday collision occurred in the westbound lanes of Ustick, right in front of the New Heights Christian Fellowship. The young bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was traveling south across Ustick Road with two other children. The children were crossing the street in a crosswalk that has a signal.

The windshield on the passenger side of the four-door sedan involved in the crash was smashed in. A pink bicycle was in the bed of a city vehicle at the scene.

No information on the age of the child or injuries was immediately available.

Westbound Ustick Road was shut down at North Mitchell Street after the accident, and the female driver of the four-door sedan was being questioned by officers.

Katy Moeller: 377-6413

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