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Published: Saturday, 8/3/2002

13-year-old girl is hurt critically after falling off bicycle in Pioneer

PIONEER, Ohio - A 13-year-old-girl was in critical condition last night in a Toledo hospital after falling off a bicycle in Williams County, authorities said.

Amanda Pickford, of rural Pioneer, hit her head when she fell from a bicycle on County Road 8. She was south of County Road R near Lake Seneca.

She was not wearing a helmet, Jerry Oxender, director of the county's emergency medical services, said.

A helicopter took her to Mercy Children's Hospital in Toledo about 6:15 p.m. She was in the intensive care unit there last night.

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