PHOENIXVILLE - An 11-year-old Phoenixville boy was taken to Phoenixville Hospital with unknown injuries after he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Quick and Walnut Streets Friday afternoon.
According to Sgt. Joe Nemic, Phoenixville Police, a red Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Harold Lampe, 73, of Wayne, Pa. was traveling east along the 300 block of Walnut Street around 4:10 p.m.
It was at that time when Walter Snyder VI, 11, of Phoenixville, was riding his Huffy bicycle north on Quick Street, said Nemic.
"Mr. Lampe was driving along Walnut Street, approaching the intersection at Quick Street," said Nemic. "Apparently the young man didn't stop at the intersection, running straight in front of the Blazer. The Blazer hit the young man straight on, damaging both the vehicle and the bike."
Snyder, who was wearing a bicycle helmet, landed down upon the roadway along Walnut Street, and emergency technicians from West End Ambulance immediately responded to assist the young man.
Nemic said Snyder was placed in a protective neck brace as a precaution, placed on a stretcher, and transported to West End Ambulance. The extent of his injuries are unknown as of presstime.
Phoenixville detectives were on the scene taking pictures, while the police recovered the bicycle from the scene. The intersection was re-opened after 30 minutes.
The Blazer sustained damage to the front hood, while the bicycle frame was twisted from the collision.
Assisting at the scene were West End Ambulance; Phoenixville Fire Department and Phoenixville Police Department.