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Boy hurt when crossing River Rd on bike

A 14-year-old bicyclist was hit by a car and taken to Salem Hospital Thursday evening, police said.

According to Keizer Police, the boy was crossing River Road on a bicycle at about 7:20 p.m. at Sunset Avenue when a car traveling southbound in the lane closest to the sidewalk struck him.

Officers said the boy was traveling eastbound on Sunset Avenue, but didn’t stop before attempting to cross River Road.

The driver, Julie Ann Castronovo, was operating a 2006 Porsche Cayenne and estimated she was going about 30 miles an hour. Posted speed is 35 miles per hour.

The boy was transported to Salem Hospital. It is believed he was at fault in the accident, said Keizer Police Capt. Jeff Kuhns.