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Bicyclist, 14, injured in collision with van

By Tim Ruzek

truzek@postbulletin.com

A 14-year-old boy was injured Thursday evening when his bicycle crashed into a minivan while he tried crossing a downtown Austin roadway, authorities say.

Treigh Burkey, of Austin, sustained multiple scrapes to both of his legs and was taken by ambulance to Austin Medical Center, said Mark May, chief deputy for the Mower County Sheriff’s Office.

Hospital officials couldn’t be reached this morning for more details on Burkey’s condition.

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Officers responding about 6:50 p.m. to the collision in the 100 block of First Street Northwest saw Burkey lying in the roadway in front of the van driven by Amy Sue Eisenberg, 41, of Austin, May said.

Burkey and an 8-year-old boy apparently were riding bicycles together and raced across First Street heading east when they cut in front of the van, May said.

The driver told police she slammed on her brakes to avoid the first bicyclist but then Burkey crashed into the van’s right, front bumper.

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