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Riley County police director injured in bicycle crash, taken to hospital, officials say

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The director of a Kansas law enforcement agency has been injured in a crash while he was riding a bicycle, officials said.

Emergency crews were dispatched to a crash with injuries at around 12:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 2700 block of Moehlman Road, a rural area about 2 miles south of Manhattan, the Riley County Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Riley County police Director Brad Schoen was riding a bicycle when he was involved in a crash with another vehicle, RCPD officials said. He was taken to Via Christi Hospital.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, RCPD officials said.

Schoen was cycling westbound when the driver of a Chrysler Town and Country van pulled out from a private driveway and “failed to yield right of way,” a highway patrol crash report states. The driver was identified as Rafael Cuevas Huerta, 57, of Manhattan.

Schoen announced in February that he will retire at the end of the year.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said a 14-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on Harry near Oliver on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the boy was undergoing surgery at a hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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