Boy Recovering From Bike Accident

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Michael Kallmans, 14, is recovering at home after he was struck by a van while riding his bike yesterday morning.

According to Payson Police Officer Chad Deschaaf, Kallmans was riding with a group of teens on the sidewalk when the accident occurred.

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"They were riding their bikes southbound on the sidewalk and a van was coming to a stop, leaving the Bashas' parking lot," Deschaaf said. "The driver didn't see him and the kid crossed and was struck by the van."

Paramedics arrived and treated Kallmans.

"He's pretty banged and bruised up and he got a pretty good gash on his knee," Deschaaf said.

Kallmans was transported to Payson Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released later that afternoon, Deschaaf said.

Deschaaf said the teen was cited for riding on the wrong side of the road.

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