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North Idaho boy suffers severe injuries in biking accident

A 14-year-old boy was severely injured Friday in a bicycling accident near Athol, Idaho.

Deven Ratcliff, of Athol, was riding his bike west on State Highway 54 when he turned in front of a Ford F-250 driven by Julie Clemens, who was also westbound on the road, the Idaho State Police said in a press release.

Clemens, 68 of Sagle, could not stop in time, and struck Ratcliff.

Ratcliff was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, where he was listed in stable condition Friday evening.

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the ISP said.

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