Child sustains minor injuries after riding bike into traffic

WTHI Photo, Matt Gregory
WTHI Photo, Matt Gregory

OBLONG, Ill. (WTHI) – An accident in Oblong between a van and a child’s bike sent a 7-year-old to the hospital with minor injuries.

Officials report the driver of the van was headed east out of Oblong when the 7-year-old on the bike darted out in front of the vehicle.

The child was taken to the Crawford County Memorial Hospital with minor head and shoulder injuries.

No citations were issued and it was ruled an accident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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