Des Moines teen bicyclist hit by bus

Police report that a Des Moines teen rode his bike in front of a bus on Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Sixth Street and Forest Avenue.

The 13-year-old was struck by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority bus. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a broken leg and facial abrasions but healthcare professionals expect him to make a full recovery.

According to witnesses and the bus driver, the teenager rode into the middle of the intersection when the bus driver had a green light. The bus driver has had no previous infractions or disciplinary problems. No charges have been filed.

Bus and cycling-related accidents are sadly common. If you have been involved in a cycling traffic accident as a result of a negligent or reckless driver or cyclist, call Your Iowa lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233 to discuss your legal options.

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