UPDATE: The teen boy has been released from the hospital, and he is back home.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (July 8, 2015) – A teen boy is critically injured after he was hit by a mail truck while riding his bike Wednesday afternoon.
The Noblesville Police Department and Fire Department were called to the intersection of 14th Street and Hannibal Street around 2:10 p.m. in reference to a bicyclist hit by a motor vehicle.
According to witnesses, a 13-year-old male was riding his bike northbound on 14th Street when he pulled into the path of a USPS mail delivery vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Hannibal Street.
At this particular intersection, 14th Street is regulated by stop signs and Hannibal Street traffic has none.
The bicyclist is identified as a male juvenile, 13, of Noblesville, IN. He was transported by ground ambulance to Riley Hospital for Children in critical condition. The identity of the bicyclist is being withheld at this time pending family notification.
The condition of the juvenile was characterized as “critical” at the time of this release. There were no additional occupants on the bicycle.
The driver of the USPS vehicle is cooperating with police and did not suffer any injuries.
This remains an ongoing investigation and further details will be released as they become available.