HUDSON, N.H. -- Police are investigating the cause of a collision between a car and a bicycle Saturday on Derry Street (Route 102) that landed a local teenager in the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, officers and the Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle colliding with a bicycle on Derry Street near Ledge Road at about 3:35 p.m. During the preliminary investigation, they determined a 15-year-old Hudson boy was riding a bicycle south on Derry Street in the northbound lane toward the intersection with Ledge Road as Mandy Disser, 24, of Hudson, was driving west on Ledge Road in a 2002 Chevrolet 2500 pickup toward the intersection with Derry Street.

The Chevrolet turned right onto Derry Street and collided with the bicycle, police said in a press release.

The Hudson Fire Department tended to the bicyclist and transported him to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

The collision remains under investigation.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet, and Disser was not wearing the seatbelt, police said.

"The Hudson Police Department would urge bicyclists to obey the rules of the road, to always operate on the right side of the roadway (with traffic, not against traffic) and wear safety equipment, such as a helmet," police said in the press release.


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