LEEDS —  A vehicle struck a bicyclist who was riding on Bog Road Monday morning, police said.

The cyclist, an 11-year-old boy, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter from the scene to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he is being treated for serious, but not life-threatening injuries, police said.

Three boys, all 11 years old, were riding their bikes eastbound on the edge of Bog Road, according to Lt. Glenn Holt at the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department.

A 2005 Dodge Caravan, driven by Milton Hill, 83, of Monmouth was eastbound on Bog Road when his side-view mirror brushed the clothing of one of the boys who was last in a single-file line. Hill’s vehicle struck the boy in the middle, catapulting him from his bike onto the shoulder of the road at the edge of a lawn, Holt said.

Hill’s motor vehicle operator’s license has been revoked due to a medical condition, Holt said. Hill was charged with a violation stemming from the accident.

The accident is being investigated by Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Craig MacMillan.


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