A 14-year old bicyclist who was injured when his bike collided with a car at the intersection of Center and Edgerton streets Thursday night had just moments before removed the brakes from his bike, according to police.
Police said witnesses at the scene said the 14-year old had just removed the brakes from his bike when he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Center and Edgerton streets when he collided with a 2005 Chrysler 300 operated by Branndan Morgan, 21, of East Hartford.
Police have not released the name of the 14-year old bicyclist, but said he was treated on the scene by paramedics and transported to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in stable condition. Police said the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.
The accident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Aaron Calkins at 860-645-5560.