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SOMERS, Conn. (AP) _ Fire officials say an 8-year-old boy has died after he was injured while riding his bicycle in Somers.

The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/o1bLkV) reports the boy flipped over the handlebars of his bicycle at about 5 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say he was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred near Main and Maple streets.

The boy was taken by helicopter to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., where he died.

His name was not released. An investigation is continuing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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