Teen bicyclist injured in collision with Lincoln police cruiser in crosswalk

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A marked police cruiser and a bicyclist collided in a crosswalk at the intersection of 48th and Adams on Sunday.

But the Lincoln Police Department and the family of the bicyclist are at odds over who hit whom.

As traffic and pedestrian lights changed, the officer and 15-year-old bicyclist Caden Wenzl pulled out into the road.

According to the bicyclist, a family member had pressed the crosswalk button, and he entered the crosswalk once the light signaled it was time to cross.

Eyewitnesses say the cruiser turned into the crosswalk as the light turned green.

Jennifer Hood, the boy’s mother, said he suffered a lower femur fracture, a torn tendon in his knee and a torn MCL.

“So it wasn’t just a bump into the side of the cruiser,” she said.

Officers say it isn’t 100% clear who is at fault, and no citations have been handed out at this time.

Channel 8 requested bodycam and dashcam footage, but LPD said the footage is still being reviewed.

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