Bicyclist uninjured after being hit by car on way to school
CHAMPAIGN — An 11-year-old bicyclist riding to school suffered no apparent injuries after being hit by a car Thursday morning.
Champaign police were called to Springfield Avenue and New Street at 7:43 a.m. Thursday where a girl was hit by a car while trying to cross Springfield.
David T. Ho, of Savoy, was headed west on Springfield approaching New Street when he slowed to yield to a bicyclist on the northwest corner of the intersection, according to a Champaign police news release.
The release said the child was crossing when she was hit by the car.
Ho was ticketed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Neither the girl nor Ho was reported injured. An off-duty firefighter helped at the scene.
The Champaign Police Department reminds motorists to slow down and watch for children walking or biking in school zone areas.
Another girl was hit by a car recently while attempting to cross Prospect Avenue to get to South Side School.