(MENA) A 12 year old Mena student was struck while riding his bike in between traffic on Wednesday morning at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Dallas Avenue. The accident happened around 8:00am.
According to a release by Mena Police, witness statements advised that the vehicle was going West on Dallas Avenue and the bicycle was going North on Lincoln Street. The bicycle failed to yield, while crossing Dallas Avenue, and was struck by the vehicle.
The man that was driving the vehicle was uninjured. The 12-year-old boy, that was riding the bicycle, was injured with a broken leg and was transported to the Mena Regional Health System, prior to being transported to the Arkansas Childrens Hospital in Little Rock.
Police want to advise all drivers that the use of a cell phone in a school zone, is now strictly against the law, with the passage of Act 738 passed by the Arkansas State Legislature.