by Morinville News Staff

Morinville RCMP responded to a 911 call at approximately 8:15 a.m. Wednesday morning involving a bicyclist and a car.

The car was heading westbound on 100 Avenue and struck an 11-year-old male riding his bicycle southbound on 104 Street as he was heading to school. The student was examined by EMS and released to his parents. His injuries were minor in nature.

The collision is the second in two weeks on 100 Avenue, and Morinville RCMP are encouraging youth to walk their bikes across the street.

“It is advisable to walk your bicycle across streets or intersections. If you walk your bike across a crosswalk you have the right-of-way. But if you are riding your bicycle, you do not have the legal right-of-way,” said Corporal Daryl Charron in a press release Wednesday afternoon. “We also wish to remind motorists to be cautious when driving in school areas. It’s back to school time and we need to keep road safety in mind.”

Speed and alcohol were not factors in Wednesday morning’s collision.

MCHS Vice Principal Wade Michaels told Morinville News earlier this week that the student struck on 97 St. and 100 Avenue two weeks ago remains in hospital but is doing better.

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