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Man Allegedly Breaks Teens Jaw Following Bike Collision

Sep 28, 2016

Westchester County police have arrested a Yorktown man who allegedly assaulted a teenage boy following a bicycle collision. The incident occurred Sept. 25th at around 10 a.m. along North County Trailway in Mount Pleasant. The 59-year-old man was reportedly involved in a bicycle accident with a 14-year-old boy. Allegedly, he punched the boy in the face and caused injuries to his jaw and mouth.

ABC News reports that the man fled the scene. Several cyclists tried to pursue him, but lost sight of him on Route 117 near Pace University. Police officers, the Westchester County Police aviation unit helicopter and Pleasantville police began searching the area. The man was not immediately found.

At around 11:15 a.m., Westchester County Police Officer James O'Meara spotted a cyclist who fit the suspect’s description near Routes 22 and 120 in North Castle. He was taken into custody and charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The boy was transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He underwent surgery for his injuries.

Earlier this month, a 12-year-old boy was struck by a car while riding his bicycle to school in the Kensington section of Brooklyn. He was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in critical condition with head injuries. The boy was headed westbound on Cortelyou Road when he collided with a northbound Lexus on Dahill Road. The driver, 24, remained at the scene and there was no evidence of criminality. The boy was wearing a helmet.

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