A 12-year-old Knox boy was injured after being hit by a car late Sunday afternoon.
The boy was reportedly riding his bicycle at the intersection of St. Louis Street and Shield Street when he proceeded into the intersection and into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Knox resident.
The driver told police that he saw the bicyclist, but wasn’t able to stop before the collision. The bicyclist sustained hip and leg injuries in the accident and was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for treatment.
In an investigation, Knox City Police found that the 12-year-old boy was distracted by listening to music on his MP3 player and he disregarded the stop sign at the intersection. Although police suspect alcohol and drugs are not a factor in this case, tests for substances were taken and the results are pending.