9-year-old involved in bike accident recovering at home

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A 9-year-old Auburn boy sent to the hospital after being hit by a car Tuesday is home recovering. Around 4 p.m. Tuesday the Auburn Police Department and Auburn Fire Department responded to an accident in which a woman in a minivan hit a boy who was riding his bicycle across the crosswalk perpendicular to the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot on Lincoln Way. The boy was transferred to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. According to Officer Chris Forman, of the Auburn Police Department, the boy was released late Tuesday night and returned home. The boy was wearing a helmet and safety gear at the time of the collision. “My understanding is the doctors and all the medical staff that provided treatment concurred the helmet saved him from major injuries,” Forman said. ~Bridget Jones