Girl on bicycle hits tractor trailer’s tires

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Mercy Flight responded to East Aurora Thursday after a 5-year-old girl riding her bicycle ran into a tractor trailer.

The accident happened on Main and Willow Streets. Police say the girl was crossing the street with her mother and brother when the bike rolled into the side of the truck.

An investigation by police determined the girl was rolling down a hill into the roadway and the girl struck the tires of a passing tractor trailer, ejecting the girl who then hit her head on the curb.

Though the girl was wearing a helmet, she suffered a serious head injury and was flown to Women and Children’s Hospital. Her current condition is not known.

The driver of the tractor trailer continued traveling away from the area, unaware an accident had taken place. The vehicle was located minutes later and returned to the scene.

At this time, no charges have been filed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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