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LPD encouraging bicycle safety after teen gets hit

LPD encouraging bicycle safety after teen gets hit
Longview Police Department
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 3:13pm

A Longview teen hit by a car while riding his bike is now fighting for his life.

14 year-old Michael David Charles Bonham was hit Wednesday afternoon when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by a 21 year-old Carlos Lopez-Alvarez.

Bohman was taken to a Longview hospital and later transported with life threatening injuries to a Dallas hospital.

Longview police want to remind bicyclists they have to follow the same rules as motorists when they are on the road.

More information on bicycle safety can be found on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA at

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