Joplin police say a 15 year old riding a bicycle ran into a pickup truck on Tuesday evening.
The collision occurred near 7th and Range Line around 6:30 p.m. and slowed traffic through the area for about an hour.
The teen - Dawson Howell - was transported to Freeman Hospital. Due to the extent of his injuries he was flown to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
The driver of the pickup was not injured.
Howell's health condition is unknown at this time.