News agencies reported that a 6-year-old Lodi boy died of the injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Micke Grove Park Sunday evening.
According to California Highway Patrol Sgt Barbara Butler, the accident happened shortly after 6pm near the park’s memorial building. The boy was riding his bike eastbound through the parking lot when he went over a curb and into the path of a southbound vehicle.
“The cyclist drove in the path of the vehicle and the driver couldn’t respond in time,” Sgt Butler said.
A REACH Air Ambulance was called to the scene of the accident, but the child’s condition remained unstable so he was immediately taken by ambulance to Lodi Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Spokesperson for American Medical Response David Durand indicated that several agencies coordinated their efforts in an attempt to rescue the boy, but his injuries were too severe. “REACH came to get him, but his condition changed before the helicopter arrived. But one of the REACH workers went to the hospital in the ambulance with (the boy).”
CHP Officials are still investigating the accident, but Butler said that it did not appear that the driver was impaired in any way. The boy was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
As an Oakland car accident lawyer, I’m deeply saddened to learn of this tragedy. In my time , I’ve seen families and communities get through times like these with the aid of a strong support system. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of this boy and I pray that they have the support they need at this time.