For the third time this school year, a student on a bicycle has been struck by a vehicle near a Wylie school.
The most recent incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Wylie East High School.
Police spokesman Sgt. Donald English reported that a driver was exiting a parking lot at WEHS when he struck a 16-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle across the entry of the driveway.
The bicyclist sustained only minor injuries and did not require transportation to a hospital.
Wylie Police Department would like to remind parents and students of a few bicycle safety tips…
• Wear a properly fitted helmet. It is the best way to prevent serious head injuries.
• When riding, get off your bike and walk through intersections in the designated crosswalk.
• Remember that vehicles could also be exiting from private driveways.
•Make eye contact with drivers before proceeding across the path of stopped vehicles.
• Do not attempt to race or beat a vehicle.
Parents are advised to take time to speak to their children about these safety tips and others that are found on the Safe Kids website, https://www.safekids.org/bike.
Drivers should also be mindful of children riding their bicycles. Check and double check before passing through a crosswalk or exiting a driveway where kids are present.
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