Girl on bike collides with Ohio ambulance at intersection

An 8-year-old girl riding a battery-powered dirt bike ran a stop sign in her neighborhood and crashed into an ambulance on its way to a call


By Rachel Engel

BURLINGTON, Ohio — A girl was hospitalized after colliding with an ambulance while on a motorized dirt bike.

Rylee Devaney, 8, was riding the bike in her neighborhood on Tuesday when Ohio State Highway Patrol officers say she ran a stop sign and crashed into an ambulance with its lights and sirens on responding to a call, WSAZ reported.

Providers in the ambulance stayed and rendered aid to Devaney, who suffered a broken foot, a broken heel and road rash.

Devaney was supposed to be home quarantining after a close contact exposure to a relative with COVID-19, her grandmother, Lavona Jones told WSAZ.  

“I thought I was going to have a heart attack,” she said. “Usually she rides in front of the house and around the yard and in a neighbor’s yard who has a big field, but Tuesday she did go other places she wasn’t supposed to.”

According to OSHP, Devaney’s guardian could face a fine, as battery-powered bikes are not legal for street use.

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