CHICAGO (STMW) — A 10-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized after apparently riding into the side of a police vehicle Wednesday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood.

The crash happened about 5 p.m. in the 5500 block of Van Buren Street, police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said. A bicyclist struck the side of a police vehicle and was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries, she said, citing preliminary information.

The 10-year-old bicyclist was taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.

Police could not immediately provide further details at 6 p.m.

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