(Photo by Randy M. Cauthron)
Brady Illg, 16, of Spencer, was preparing to turn right from East Fourth Street onto Grand Avenue, in his Blazer. After stopping for the stop light, he rolled into the crosswalk preparing to make the turn. As he did, Colby Pemberton, 12, of Spencer, traveling southbound on a bicycle on the east sidewalk of Grand Avenue. Pemberton had the green light and began crossing the intersection with East Fourth Street, striking the front passenger side of the Illg vehicle. Pemberton fell from the bike after the collision.
The young bike rider was evaluated at the scene and walked to the Spencer Hospital Ambulance under his own power, escorted by a Spencer firefighter, following a preliminary evaluation at the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Grand Avenue. He was released by the paramedics at the scene to his aunt.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.