Boy hit by vehicle while biking in Naples suffering from serious injuries

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A child has been flown to the hospital after a car hit him in Naples on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle was riding down a backstreet heading towards 50th Street Southwest in Collier County.

Traffic in northbound lanes were backed up approximately 1000 feet on 50th Street at the intersection of Golden Gate Parkway.

A vehicle was driving southbound on 50th Street SW when the boy on the bicycle attempted to go in between stopped vehicles in the northbound lanes.

The boy then entered the southbound lane of 50th Street SW into the path of the vehicle causing the vehicle to strike the boy on the bike.

According to FHP the boy suffered serious injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.

The incident is still under investigation.

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