Teen in critical condition after getting hit by SUV while riding bike

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. - A teenager was critically injured after she was hit by a SUV while riding her bike.

The accident happened at 5:25 p.m. in Elkhart County, one mile east of Wakarusa.

Deputies identified the victim as Amanda Zimmerman, 15, of Wakarusa.

Investigators told ABC 57 News that the driver, Greg Yoder, 39, of New Paris didn't see Zimmerman when his SUV hit her bike.

Yoder was driving a 2004 Ford Expedition.

The SUV suffered front end damage due to the impact. In photos taken at the scene you can see Zimmerman's bike underneath the SUV.

Yoder was driving west on CR 40 west of CR 7 also headed west on CR west of CR 7 was Zimmerman.

Zimmerman was airlifted from the scene to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

As of 10 p.m. Sunday Zimmerman was listed in critical condition with head and internal injuries; she was not wearing a helmet.

The Elkhart County Sheriff Department Crash Investigation Team was called tot he scene to further investigate the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. No citations were issued at the scene.

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