Polish juniors struck by car, injured

Two riders were seriously injured when a car veered into a group of cyclists in Kalisz, Poland on...

Two riders were seriously injured when a car veered into a group of cyclists in Kalisz, Poland on Friday. The group of junior riders from the club KTK Kalisz were on a training ride from Kalisz to Opatówekwere when a car smashed into the group, injuring fourteen teenagers, according to the local police. Though all were hospitalised, none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

According to the PAP news agency, the driver veered across the road and may have fallen asleep at the wheel, but was reportedly not drunk. The distraught driver apparently tried to kill himself after the incident. "He wanted to hang himself on his seatbelt," a spokesperson said. The riders ranged in age between 12 and 18.

The accident follows a similar, but fatal accident in California where a deputy sheriff veered across a road and hit three riders, killing two.

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