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School bus, bicyclist collide in Wilmington

A 52-year-old Lowell man was airlifted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a school bus while riding his bicycle Wednesday morning in Wilmington, officials said.

The unidentified bicyclist’s injuries were serious but not considered life-threatening, Wilmington police said.

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The driver of the bus, who was also not identified, was taken to Winchester Hospital as a precaution, police said Wednesday.

No children on the bus were injured, police said.

Wilmington police and firefighters responded to the accident at Woburn Street near Tracy Circle at about 8 a.m.

The bicyclist was treated at the scene as first responders waited for the arrival of a medical helicopter.

The children, whose ages were not confirmed, were transferred to another bus and accompanied by a police officer to their school.

The bus involved in the crash is owned by North Reading Transportation, police said.

State and Wilmington police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan
. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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