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Carthage 5 year old injured in vehicle versus bicycle crash

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News release issued May 13, 2013 by the Carthage Police Department:

At approximately 5:45 PM on May 12 2013 the Carthage Police Dept was notified of a traffic crash involving a vehicle striking a bicyclist in the 700 block of Water St., and Police, Fire, and EMS personnel responded to the scene.  A 5 year old male Carthage resident was northbound in an alley on a bicycle and rode out in front of a vehicle traveling eastbound on Water St being operated by 20 year old Joplin resident Brittanie Sparlin.

The boy was transported via medical helicopter to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening leg injuries.  Sparlin was not issued any citations as a result of the crash, as she was determined to have not been violating any traffic laws following an investigation by CPD patrol officers and CPD accident re-constructionists.

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