Police are on scene of an accident on Willard Street at Beacon Street that sent a 12-year-old Lowell boy to the hospital via MedFlight this afternoon.
Officers were called to Willard Street about 2:45 p.m., and discovered the 12-year-old had been riding a mountain bike outbound on Willard Street when for some reason he ended up in the path of a red Nissan sedan that struck him.
The boy was not wearing a helmet and suffered a serious head injury, though police told me it did not appear to be life-threatening.
The boy was taken directly to Monahan Park, across Pleasant Street from the fire department headquarters in Dracut, where he was met by a MedFlight helicopter that flew him to Boston.
A pair of light green Crocs and the mountain bike remained along the side of the road, the bike’s tire slightly bent.
There was no visible damage to the Nissan.
The young woman from Lowell who was driving the Nissan remained at the scene and looked to be very distraught.
She is not facing any charges, but the crash remains under investigation by the traffic bureau, which is still at the scene taking measurements for accident reconstruction.
Police have not identified either the boy or the driver at this early stage of the investigation.