SAN RAMON (CBS SF) – A 13-year-old boy was critically injured when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle near an on-ramp to Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The accident was reported at 2:07 p.m. on the south side of Bollinger Canyon Road near the on-ramp to southbound Highway 680, according to police.

The boy on his bicycle was with four other boys who were on foot.

He had a bicycle helmet with him but was not wearing it, police said.

A vehicle traveling east on Bollinger Canyon Road was turning onto the on-ramp when it struck the bicyclist, who suffered significant head injuries, according to police.

He was taken by medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Oakland where he was in critical condition as of Thursday evening, police said.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and is cooperating with police.

The accident is being investigated by the San Ramon Police Department’s traffic division.

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Comments (2)
  1. rs says:

    i know that onramp and there aren’t any blind spots there. how could the driver not see the kids? especially since there was a group of them and not just one?

  2. Martin says:

    I was driving immediately behind the driver who struck the young man and it was a terrible accident that happened very fast. I won’t even attempt to use this forum to assign fault. No matter what the investigation determines, there are many lessons to be learned from this tragedy. I stopped to administer basic medical care to the young man (i.e., stabilizing his head, keeping him warm, checking his pulse, and trying to keep the bleeding down). The driver.was very shaken and seemed very genuine in expressing his concern for the young man. I only hope this accident is a wake-up call to the community to be more careful and aware of their environment. This was a terrible accident, and my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.

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