Mother, Kids On Bike Struck By Vehicle In Vallejo Crosswalk

VALLEJO (KCBS) – A mother and her two young daughters were injured Wednesday morning while she was riding a bicycle with an attached trailer and they were hit by a car in Vallejo.

Vallejo fire officials said the incident took place at Elliott and Mini Drives, a few blocks from State Route 29, around 7:45 a.m.

All three were injured in the collision. There was a stop sign but no traffic light at the intersection. Firefighters had to cut and dismantle half the trailer to free the children and it’s not clear if there were child restraints.

A Vallejo fire dispatcher said the two-year-old girl was taken by helicopter to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento in serious condition. The woman and her five-year-old daughter were taken to Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo, both suffering from moderate injuries.

Fire officials said the driver of the car stayed at the scene.

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One Comment

  1. Allison X says:

    It is amazing to me how many parents are stupid enough to think putting children in “trailors” behind bikes is a good idea. It makes no sense. It should be against the law.

    1. trent says:

      Last time I checked, pedestrians are also struck by cars. Should walking be against the law as well?

    2. Jeanette says:

      That is a terrible way to turn this sad story around. If you are driving, and someone is crossing the street, (crosswalk or jaywalking, on a bike or walking) you stop, and wait until they are ALL the way across the street. You can’t blame the trailer. Yes, people should always cross at a crosswalk, but it still is not acceptable to hit anyone with your car. This issue is near and dear to me, so I may seem a little biased. But I have always firmly believed that it is unacceptable to run over people. But hey, people are also injured in car accidents, maybe we should call people stupid for driving.

  2. norbit says:

    All i can say is thankfully this driver wasn’t a coward and stayed on scene.

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