WATERVILLE — A 14-year-old boy riding his bike on the wrong side of Drummond Avenue was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after he collided with a turning sports utility vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was riding a blue mountain bike southbound on Drummond Avenue against the flow of traffic, according to Waterville police Sgt. Lincoln Ryder. Bicyclists, by law, are supposed to ride with traffic, he said.

As the boy approached the intersection of Drummond Avenue and Columbia Road, a red Dodge Durango driven by Lisa Lee, 38, of Winslow, was attempting to turn northbound on to Drummond Avenue when the bicyclist struck the SUV, Ryder said.

“The bike rode in front of the vehicle,” Ryder said.

The boy was transported to Thayer Center for Health by Delta Ambulance to be treated for an abrasion to his leg, Ryder said, although there didn’t seem to be any impairment.

Ryder said the incident appears to be an accident, although officers are still investigating it. The bicyclist wasn’t wearing a helmet, he said.

Jesse Scardina — 861-9239

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Twitter: @jessescardina


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