Teenager struck by Des Moines bus

A Des Moines teen injured in a bicycle traffic accident is expected to make a full recovery, according to doctors.

The 13-year-old rode his bicycle into the middle of the intersection of Sixth Street and Forest Avenue around 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. A Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority bus traveling through the intersection struck the teenager.

The teen was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a broken leg and facial abrasions. Witnesses say that the bus had a green light and that the teen rode against traffic in entering the intersection. The bus driver has no history of accidents or disciplinary action.

No charges have been filed.

Bus and bicycle related accidents are unfortunately frequent. If you have been in an bicycle traffic accident on either side of the exchange, contact the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.


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