HOT-TOPIC_02In one of two Red Bank accidents involving bicyclists, a 14-year-old boy wound up in the emergency room Wednesday.

According to police Chief Darren McConnell, the unidentified boy was traveling west in the eastbound lane of Harding Road when he collided with a car emerging from Tower Hill Avenue at about 10 a.m.

The boy was transported to Riverview Medical Center with a leg injury, and no summons was issued to the motorist because the cyclist was at fault, McConnell said.

Earlier in the day, a 39-year-old man who was cycling west on East Bergen Place was hit by a vehicle pulling into the roadway from Hudson Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. McConnell said. The driver, who was not immediately identified, told police he didn’t see the cyclist because of glare from the sun.

The cyclist declined medical attention, he said, and no summons has been issued to the driver pending completion of an investigation, McConnell said.