Police reported today that they have filed charges against a Lancaster motorist involved in a collision with a bicyclist.
The driver, Mario A. Huitzil-Lozano, 25, of the 700 block of East King Street, was plying south in the 400 block of North Prince Street at 11:45 p.m. July 14, and according to city police Lt. Todd Umstead, he hit a 17-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle west in the first block of West Lemon Street.
Umstead said that the bicyclist rode into the intersection despite having a red light. It was then that h is bicycle was struck by Huitzil-Lozano’s car, ejecting the boy from it.
The impact was great that the boy sustained injuries, including a broken leg, a dislocated shoulder, a fractured skull and a concussion. He was immediately taken to Lancaster General Hospital, treated and later released. Fortunately, his injuries were not critical after all.
Although, Huitzil-Lozano stopped briefly after striking the bike but he drove away, heading south on North Prince Street toward his home, Umstead said that this was the report of the witnesses.
The suspect car was later spotted by a community service aide for city at 500 block of East End Avenue, with Huitzil-Lozano still driving.
City police charged him with an accident involving personal injury while not properly licensed.
Umstead reported that Huitzil-Lozano was arraigned before District Judge Bruce Roth on Aug. 10 and released on $100,000 unsecured bail.
The boy was cautioned to observe proper traffic light signals.
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