11-year-old on bicycle collides with vehicle in Fairway; child remains in hospital

An 11-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle was seriously injured Tuesday after colliding with a vehicle on Tuesday in a Fairway neighborhood, according to police.

The incident was reported after 5 p.m. at Reinhardt and Howe drives.

According to a statement from Fairway police, the vehicle and the bicycle collided as both were entering the intersection.

Fairway police said the boy was taken to a hospital, where he remained Wednesday. The boy’s condition on Wednesday was described by police as serious but improving.

The driver of the vehicle called 911 after the crash and remained at the scene, according to Fairway Police Chief David Brown.

Brown said the Shawnee Police Department’s traffic unit is helping with the investigation.

This story was updated Oct. 9 with additional information from Fairway police.

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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.