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Young Boy Injured in Bicycle Accident in Berkeley, Calif.

Tina Robinson2 years ago

Authorities in Berkeley, Calif. say a young boy who was struck by a car while riding his bike on Monday afternoon remains hospitalized, according Berkeleyside.

About the Berkeley Bicycle Accident

A spokeswoman for the Berkeley Police Department, Jennifer Coats, told reporters a call was received at 4:03 p.m. on Monday alerting authorities to an accident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.

Emergency crews arrived to the scene of the accident – the intersection of Bancroft Way and Acton Street in West Berkeley – to find a seven-year-old boy pinned underneath a blue Saturn SUV. The child was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The accident is under investigation. Police said the boy was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Child Bicycle Safety Tips

SafeKids Worldwide provides the following bicycle safety recommendations:

  • Children should wear helmets whenever participating in wheeled sports activities including bicycling, skate boarding, in-line skating, and riding a scooter.
  • Make sure that helmets fit properly and are in good condition at all times.
  • Keep bicycle equipment such as reflectors, brakes, and gear shifts in proper order and inspect them before use.
  • Make sure children are competent riders and knowledgeable of the rules of the road before allowing them to ride with traffic. 

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