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A 14-year-old girl was riding her bicycle with a friend when she was struck by a car and suffered broken bones and a bruised liver the evening of Sunday, June 9, in Homer Glen, according to Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.
At 8:47 p.m., deputies responded to the intersection of Bell Road, north of 143rd Street, about the girl being struck, according to police. When they arrived, they found the driver of a Mazda 6 at the intersection with the teenage girl lying in the street.
The girl was responsive but had difficulty speaking, police said.
The Northwest Homer Fire Protection District arrived and transported her to Silver Cross Hospital, per Hoffmeyer. The teen was later transferred to Christ Hospital to be treated, and initial reports have indicated her injuries as being non-life-threatening.
Witnesses stated the girl and her friend were crossing Bell Road on their bikes against a red light when the 14-year-old was struck, according to Hoffmeyer.
The accident remains under investigation.
No tickets had been issued as of the afternoon of Tuesday, June 11.