Mercer Island Police shut down Island Crest Way for an extended period on Wednesday evening after a cyclist was struck by a vehicle in the roadway near Island Crest Elementary School.
Police dispatchers confirmed the victim was struck at 4:22 p.m. in the 5400 block of Island Crest Way. Eyewitness reports said Mercer Island Fire Department emergency personnel assisted someone on the ground just outside the most southern crosswalk by the school.
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Unconfirmed reports suggested that the accident victim is an Islander Middle School student who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He reportedly struck the windshield with his head. Another boy on a bicycle was riding behind the accident victim and was unharmed.
An on-duty lieutenant with the Mercer Island Fire Department confirmed the victim suffered minor injuries in the accident was transported to a local hospital.