Two young children injured in bicycle accident in Sarasota

Two young children injured in bicycle accident in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Police rushed to 17th Street and US301 Thursday afternoon after two young children were injured in an accident.

The accident happened around 1:30pm. The preliminary investigation from Sarasota Police says an adult man, who was identified as the children’s father, was riding a bike down 17th Street with a wagon-like device being towed behind it carrying two young children.

Pictures of the makeshift wagon
Pictures of the makeshift wagon (Source: Sarasota Police Department)

Police say the man was approaching the intersection when he hit a curb with his bicycle. The children, who police describe as toddler-age, were ejected from the wagon and injured when the wagon flipped. Neither child was wearing a helmet or securely buckled in.

They were flown by medical helicopter to All Children’s Hospital and are currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No charges are expected and the crash remains under investigation by the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.

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