Thursday, December 3, 2009

Child Bicycle Rider Killed In Accident with Pickup Truck

December 3, 2009 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports a nine year old child was struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle.

According to Anaheim Police officer Sgt. Rick Martinez the police and paramedics were called to the scene of the bicycle accident at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The accident occurred on Orangewood Avenue and Loara Street when a boy riding a red bicycle was struck by a white pickup truck.

Sgt. Martinez stated that the at the time of the accident the driver of the truck was headed westbound and it is unclear was direction the bicycle rider was traveling in.

Both Orangewood Avenue and Loara Street as far as Euclid Street has been closed for several hours while Anaheim police investigators inspect the scene. The boy that was struck and killed was transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to Sgt. Martinez. Neither the identity of the child or the driver of the white pickup truck has come out.

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