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The Waverly Police Department confirms a 15-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while he was riding his bike Saturday evening around 5 p.m.

Police say the accident happened at the intersection of 8th Street NE and Bremer Avenue. The name and condition of the boy are not being released at this time.

We know he suffered from head and back injuries. Police say the boy was cycling down a hill, and he did not see oncoming traffic. They say they are remaining neutral on the three-lane, four-lane debate on Bremer Avenue, and this was a separate incident.

UPDATE with Name
Gaston Gonnerman, 15, was treated at Waverly Health before he was moved to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, according to the accident report.

The report indicates his head struck the windshield of a Ford Escape, leaving him with facial lacerations, a large contusion and a possible broken vertebrae and other bones.

The Escape, driven by 44-year-old Bridgette Gruenberg of Iowa City, was headed east on Bremer when Gonnerman, headed south on his bike on the Eighth Street sidewalk, crossed Bremer.

Gonnerman told police he crossed after stopping, and he said his view of traffic was blocked by another vehicle that was turning, and Gruenberg said she didn’t see the bike until the last moment before the crash, the report states.

No citations were issued in the crash.


Crash Date: June 15th 2019

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