8-year-old boy struck, hurt while crossing highway on bike

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ELLINWOOD, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities say an 8-year-old boy on a bicycle was seriously hurt when a sport utility vehicle crashed into him as rode across a highway in central Kansas.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the boy was struck around 6:40 p.m. Sunday while crossing U.S. 56 in Ellinwood. The boy and the bike weren’t in a crosswalk at the time of the wreck.

The crash report says the boy was taken to a hospital with a suspected serious injury. The driver of the SUV wasn’t hurt.

NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated where the boy was when he was hit.

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