A section of Lincoln Street in Rumford is taped off Friday morning after a collision between a 14-year-old bicyclist and a pickup truck. The boy was seriously injured and flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was reported to be in good condition later in the day. Rumford Police Department photo

RUMFORD — A 14-year-old boy riding a bicycle to Mountain Valley Middle School on Friday was seriously injured Friday morning in a collision with a pickup truck on Lincoln Avenue, Police Chief Tony Milligan said.

The teen was flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland where he underwent surgery and was in good condition later in the day, Milligan said the boy’s mother told him.

The driver of the 1999 Ford f-250 pickup truck, who is from Rumford but not identified, was not injured in the low-speed crash, the chief said.

Fire, police and Med-Care Ambulance personnel were sent to the scene at 7:50 a.m. and found the boy conscious and breathing.

A crash reconstructionist from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist with the ongoing investigation. Once complete, the findings will be given to the District Attorney’s Office to determine whether to file charges.

A section of the street was closed for about three hours and highway and Fire Department personnel assisted with detouring traffic.

Milligan said the mother expressed her great appreciation for the good Samaritans and first responders who helped her son.

Police immediately coordinated with School Resource Officer Doug Maifeld and staff to provide updates and support students or staff who may have seen or heard about the crash.

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