OLD TOWN, Maine — A 17-year-old Old Town High School student narrowly avoided injury after darting out into the street on his bicycle and colliding into the rear of a car on Monday afternoon, police said.
No one was injured and the only damage that seemed to result from the collision were scrapes to the Honda sedan after the bicycle hit the rear tire of the car.
“He came out of the school entrance on his bike and cut in front of a car at the high school entrance. The car never saw him and he hit the back tire of the vehicle, which was a small sedan,” said Old Town Police Chief Steve O’Malley.
The accident occurred at 1:19 p.m.
O’Malley estimated that the bicycle, which was taken to the teenager’s home by Old Town firefighters, was at least 50 years old.
The teenager refused any medical treatment and was taken home by his mother. None of the three people in the car was injured.
“He apparently has been a little too daring with his bicycle and had been warned numerous times to be more careful by school officials and family members,” said O’Malley.
Old Town police responded along with an Old Town fire engine and an Orono ambulance.