Child on bicycle struck by car in Emerald Isle

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WITN) – A child was struck while riding a bicycle in Emerald Isle Saturday evening, according to Emerald Isle spokesman, Mark Crews.

Crews said the crash involved a 44-year-old female driver and 12-year-old male bicyclist on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NC 58 in the area of the visitors’ center.

According to Crews, the vehicle was in a traveling lane and the bicyclist was on the bike bath on the opposite side of the road where both were traveling Westbound. 

The bicyclist suddenly left the bike path and crossed over the Eastbound lane through heavy stop-and-go traffic. 

The bicyclist entered the Westbound travel lane and was struck by the motor vehicle.

The bicyclist was ejected from the bicycle and landed in the median before being airlifted to ECU Health. 

There is no further information on injuries to the 12-year-old bicyclist.

The 44-year-old female driver of the vehicle was cited for driving while license revoked.