UPDATE: Woman arrested in car-versus-bicycle crash

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Gazette staff
July 3, 2015

JANESVILLE—A 13-year-old Janesville boy suffered "substantial but non-life-threatening" injuries after being struck Thursday evening by a car driven by a woman suspected of being drunk, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.

The boy was crossing North Parker Drive at Glen Street at about 6:13 p.m. when his bicycle was struck by a car northbound on Parker Drive. Paramedics found the boy in the middle of the intersection. His bike and a shoe lay dozens of feet away.

An officer escorted the driver—Angela N. Lopez, 23, of 3126 Vold Court No. 8, Janesville—to a squad car and drove away after saying he had to “test” her. Lopez failed sobriety tests and was arrested on a charge of causing injury while operating while intoxicated. She was released with a court date, according to the release.

The boy failed to stop at the stop sign before crossing Parker Drive. He was cited for sudden bicyclist movement into traffic, according to the release.

A neighbor who heard the crash said the boy had a bump the size of an billard ball on his head.

An officer explained to the boy's father who rushed on scene that a doctor nearby had already examined the teen. The boy was speaking and suffered cuts, bruises and possible broken bones, the officer said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center and later to UW Hospital, according to the release.

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