12-year-old boy hit by trailer, killed on Elk Grove street

A boy leaving an Elk Grove shopping center was killed today in a motor vehicle accident.

The 12-year-old boy was riding a bike and crossing with a friend at Bond Road and Elk Crest Drive when he was involved in a collision with a pickup truck pulling a camper trailer, said Sgt. Scott French of the Elk Grove Police Department.

It’s not clear exactly how the accident happened, but the truck driver is not suspected of any wrongdoing, French said. The boy was hit by the side and the front of the trailer but not the truck, he said.

The boy might have been trying to get in between the truck and the trailer when it was stopped, French said.

Medical personnel who happened to be in the area tried to revive the boy. He was brought to UC Davis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Bicycle Collisions and Wrongful Death Liability

The Elk Grove Police Department will surely look at speed and other factors to determine why this accident occurred, and whether the  truck driver  could have done anything to avoid the collision. While this accident remains under investigation, the parents of the young boy fatally injured in this collision would be well-advised to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable bicycle accident lawyer. An attorney who understands the unique legal issues of car vs. bicycle accidents can review the  report and determine who is responsible for this collision. If the driver of the vehicle is determined to be responsible, he may be liable for the young victim’s medical care expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Bicycles have as much right to be on the road as other vehicles.  When automobile drivers violate the rights of a bicyclist, serious injuries and death can occur.

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