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Grosse Pointe student in critical condition after being struck by vehicle while riding bicycle

There was a moment of silence held at the Grosse Pointe South football game as students and parents cope with a crash that left a 15-year-old seriously injured Thursday.

Superintendent Gary Niehaus said a 15-year-old sophomore was riding a bicycle on Jefferson Avenue near Lakeland Street when a 17-year-old boy driving a vehicle accidentally ran into the 15-year-old. The victim is in the intensive care unit in critical condition.

The game announcer spoke about the 15-year-old during the game and the players are also rallying around the driver. Police said he had the right of way and the incident was an accident.

The district is offering counseling to students who are trying to cope and the Grosse Pointe Community is coming together.

Watch the video above for the full report.


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