Juvenile on bicycle struck by SUV in east Kansas City, police say

Update: Kansas City police said on Thursday night that they’ve identified the juvenile who was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle, and his family has been notified. He remains in critical condition at the hospital.

A juvenile is in critical condition after he was hit by an SUV Wednesday afternoon while riding his bicycle in Kansas City, police said in a news release.

Police were called to investigate the crash around 5:40 p.m. at 26th Street and Indiana Avenue.

According to police, preliminary investigation showed a Hummer H3 was traveling north when it struck a westbound bicyclist.

The bicyclist was taken to a hospital. He was reported to be in critical condition Wednesday night.

Police earlier estimated the juvenile to be around 15 to 17 years old and said they had not been able to identify him. Then, on Thursday night, police said the child’s family had been notified and that the victim is 12 years old.

The driver of the Hummer stopped at the scene and was cooperating with police in the investigation.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.