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Posted July 1, 2008 | Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily
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Four-wheeler vs. auto


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State trooper T.A. Fox walks around the scene of this crash that involved a four wheeler and car on Coal Mine Road west of Strasburg on Monday afternoon.

STRASBURG -- A 14-year-old boy involved in a four-wheeler crash Monday afternoon is home after receiving stitches to his face and head at Winchester Medical Center.

The Strasburg boy was attempting to cross Coal Mine Road around 2:30 p.m. when he failed to yield the right of way, putting him in the path of a 1995 Oldsmobile Sierra driven by town resident Robert Bowers, state Trooper T.A. Fox said Tuesday. The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, hit the car's windshield, and the vehicle drove the four-wheeler into a small tree, he said.

The teen was sent to Winchester and released Monday night, Fox said.

It is legal for a 14-year-old to drive a four-wheeler on private property and to cross roads in certain circumstances, Fox said. What the boy was doing, however, was illegal, Fox said. Charges are pending.

Bowers was uninjured.

-- Daily Staff Report
-- Photo by Rich Cooley/Daily

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