A 15 year old bicyclist was injured this past Sunday evening in New Hope, Kentucky when he was rear-ended by a car driven by 61 year old James Owens. Owens was driving west along New Hope Road and told officers that solar glare prevented him from seeing the teenager ahead of him until it was too late. The teenager was transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital by ambulance from the scene. There is no word yet on his condition.
Details are sparse right now and an investigation is ongoing. Depending on how the investigation plays out, Mr. Owens could be legally responsible for the cyclist’s injuries. A full and complete investigation is required in order to determine the cause.
Unfortunately, as the weather warms up and people begin to become more active outside, incidents like this occur. Hopefully, the teenager makes a speedy and full recovery.
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