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April 18, 2018 Child bicyclist hit by an SUV
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

A 7-year-old boy was airlifted from the scene of an accident in Kalona Wednesday afternoon.

Just after 4:30 p.m., April 11, Kalona First Responders were dispatched to an accident at the intersection of Highway 22 and Sixth Street.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 7-year-old on a bicycle was traveling south, crossing Highway 22, when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, a 2016 Chevy Traverse, was identified as Lynette Wilson, 42, of New London.

The bicyclist was Boston Asby of Kalona.

Seeing that Asby had a possible head injury, emergency personnel called for Air Care to transport him to an Iowa City hospital.

A landing zone was set up at Kalona City Park.

The boy was transported by Washington County EMS from the accident scene to the nearby park.

Just after 5 p.m., he was loaded onto the Air Care helicopter and flown to Iowa City, where he received stitches and was later released.

Kalona First Responders, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol and Kalona Fire Department all assisted at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

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