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Altoona 13-Year-Old Hit by Car While Riding Bike

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ALTOONA, Iowa  --  A 13-year-old Altoona boy remains in critical condition after being hit by a car while riding his bike.

Authorities say the incident happened on Monday afternoon near 36th Avenue SW and 8th Street SW. A southbound driver on 36th Avenue stopped and signaled for the boy to cross at the sidewalk, but the boy was then struck by a northbound car.

Altoona police say the driver of the car, 47-year-old Michael Stowe, will not be cited.

According to the GoFundMe account that has been set up to help cover medical costs, the victim is Owen Martin, a seventh grader at Southeast Polk Junior High School.

The accident remains under investigation.

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