Two Boys on Bicycles Hit By Car in Manchester

By Ari Mason
|  Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 7:47 AM EDT
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Two Boys on Bicycles Hit By Car in Manchester

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Police are responding to the intersection of Niles Drive and Hackmatack Street in Manchester.

Two boys are in serious condition after being hit by a car on Thursday evening while riding their bikes in Manchester, according to police.

The children, both 12 years old, were riding north on Primer Road when they were struck by a car headed west on Hackmatack Street.

Police said it happened just before 6 p.m.

The victims were taken to Hartford Hospital in serious but stable condition. Witnesses said that although their injuries were severe, the children were alert and conscious at the scene.

Their injuries are not life threatening, according to police.

Police said the children were not wearing helmets.

It's not clear if the driver, a woman, will face charges, but police said she did not appear to be speeding and had not been drinking or taking drugs.

A child and at least one other passenger were also inside the car, according to police.

The driver and passengers of the car were uninjured, police said.

Hackmatack Street was closed for several hours in the area of Primer Road and Niles Drive while emergency officials worked to clear the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Manchester Police Officer Steven Koss at 860-645-5560.


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