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Teen hit by car while riding bike

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  A 17-year-old Kennewick teen is recovering tonight after getting hit by a car while riding a bike.

It happened around eleven this morning at the corner of Tenth and Dayton, right next to Kennewick General Hospital.

Officers say the car was at a stop sign when the bicyclist darted in front.  Police are using this as a reminder to know your responsibility on the road.

"The important thing for bicyclists to realize is if you're on a sidewalk, you have to follow the same rules as a pedestrian," says sergeant Ken Lattin with the Kennewick Police.  "If you're on the street, then you follow the same rules as a car."

The teen has minor injuries to his leg.  He was taken to KGH then released shortly after.  No word yet on any possible charges.

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