The boy crashed into the back of his 8-year-old friends bicycle tire – sending the older boy into his own handlebars and then onto the ground, Fontana police Officer Rich Guerrero said.
Major Traffic Collision – 9200 block of Citrus AvePortions of the apartment complex are closed for the investigation. Please stay out of the area if possible while Fontana PDs MAIT investigators determine the cause of the collision.@FontanaPD #FontanaPD pic.twitter.com/r7UK4rOZrv
11-year-old Fontana boy dies following bicycle accident with friends
Officers and medical personnel were called to the apartment complex in the 9200 block of Citrus Avenue around 3 p.m Sunday, but the boys mother already had started taking him to the hospital.
The mother stopped at San Bernardino and Juniper avenues, where paramedics arrived and began trying to help the boy, who was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Neither child was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, police said. However, that did not appear to factor into the boys fatal injuries.
FONTANA, Calif. (FOX 11) – An 11-year-old boy died on Sunday following a bicycle accident, Fontana police said Monday.
Authorities said the boy was riding his bicycle with his friends inside an apartment complex when the front tire of his bike collided with the rear tire of his 8-year-old friend’s bicycle. The 11-year-old struck the handlebars and fell from his bicycle, authorities said.
The accident happened around 3 p.m. Sunday at an apartment complex located in the 9200 block of Citrus Avenue in Fontana, Calif. police said.
The victim’s mother attempted to transport him to the hospital. She stopped at San Bernardino and Juniper where medical aid was summoned. Paramedics arrived and began providing medical aid to the boy. He was ultimately transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.
Neither child was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision but investigators said it does not appear to be a factor in his injuries.
"This is a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the families involved," Fontana police said in a press release. "Please take this time to talk about bicycle safety with your children."