A 17-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition after a collision with a BMW on Monday evening in Gainesville.
Nanya Williams’s bicycle was struck by a white BMW driven by a 16-year-old girl, according to Georgia State Patrol.
“(Williams) was coming down a steep hill on Wildwood Lane approaching the intersection of Wildwood Lane and Wildwood Drive,” GSP Sgt. Anthony Coleman said.
A stop sign is at the intersection for those on Wildwood Lane before entering Wildwood Drive.
“The bicycle did not stop (and) entered out into the path of travel of the BMW,” Coleman said. “The bicycle struck the right front of the BMW, at which time the driver of the bicycle was separated from the bicycle and was thrown onto the hood and windshield of the BMW.”
The BMW driver braked, and Williams fell to the ground, Coleman said.
Williams was transported with serious injuries to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. He was still in critical condition Tuesday night in the intensive care unit, according to hospital officials.
The 16-year-old driver of the BMW was transported for observation. The driver’s 13-year-old brother, who was a passenger, did not sustain any injuries.
The BMW driver was cited for not following the rules of her learner’s permit that require a licensed adult to be present.