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Teen critically injured after collision with SUV

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By Robin Bass

Nicholas Henry, 15, remained listed in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a dirt bike accident that occurred near his home in Little Mount.

Emergency services were called to the home of Bruce Henry, located at 440 Whitetail Drive, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in response to a teenager that had been hit by a sports utility vehicle while riding his motorbike. The caller to 9-1-1 told Spencer County Dispatch that the teen was not breathing.

Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Bennett was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He said that it appeared that Henry had driven his dirt bike into the path of the oncoming SUV and that no charges were being filed at this time. Bennett estimated that the driver was moving at a rate of 30 m.p.h.

Witnesses said Henry appeared to have injured his head and suffered several broken bones from the accident. He is not believed to have been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

While EMS cared for the injured teen, fire department personnel set up a landing zone for STAT Flight. Chief Nathan Nation said that the westbound land of KY 44 near Lincoln Logs was closed to traffic for approximately 15 minutes while Henry was loaded into the helicopter.