Boy, 15, on bike hit by car in Sarasota, airlifted to hospital

Eagle 8 flew over the accident scene.

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to a local hospital after he was hit by a car on Wednesday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators said the boy was riding a bicycle southbound on Old Venice Road around 7:15 a.m.

He crossed the southbound lane at Old Venice Road, made it to the center line of the road, and when he tried to cross the northbound lanes, he was hit by a 2014 Mercury that was driving northbound.

Investigators said the boy was not in a crosswalk when he crossed the road.

His injuries were classified as a trauma alert and he was airlifted by a Bayflite helicopter to All Children’s Hospital in Tampa.

The boy was not wearing a helmet. He is hospitalized in serious condition.

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