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Child on Bicycle Hit and Killed Near Excelsior Middle School

According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) a 12-year-old boy on his bicycle was hit and killed Monday morning in Byron. At roughly 7:48 am, a black SUV hit the boy near Excelsior Middle School and pinned the child under the vehicle.

Emergency crews were dispatched as the incident has caused the road to be closed down in both directions.  CHP has requested a coroner while CHP the accident is still under investigation.

According to a source close the incident, the child’s parents of the boy who died arrived on scene shortly after the incident while the driver of the SUV was a parent of another child at the school who had just dropped off children t the school when she felt a bump under the vehicle.

CHP says the female driver is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area this morning.

The family and loved ones of those involved in this mornings incident are in our prayers and as more information is made available,  we will update this article.

Update Via Battalion Chief report (11:22 am)

Engines 59 & 54 responded along with AMR, REACH-3 (Cancelled), CHP, CCC Sheriffs and Coroner. The incident required 7 ECCFPD Personnel. ECCFPD arrived to find a juvenile trapped under a vehicle. The scene was then secured by fire apparatus and law enforcement.

The patient was assessed and pronounced deceased by AMR which cancelled the helicopter. Engine 59 was “standing by” for the Coroner to arrive for extrication of the patient.

According to the BC report, the victim was a 12-year-old male (DOB 9-11-2001) and pronounced deceased at scene as a result of traumatic injuries.

The probable cause was a vehicle was leaving the parking lot school grounds and did not see the bicyclist.  The vehicle struck the bicyclist unaware that the bicyclist was under the vehicle dragging the victim.

Update 3:50 pm:

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s office has identified the boy who was struck by a car and killed this morning in Byron. 12 year old Burgess Hu

Update: 1:10 pm Tuesday Sept. 25
According to the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, the cause of death in the case of 12-year-old Burgess Yang Hu of Discovery Bay is – Multiple Blunt Force Injuries & Probable Mechanical Obstruction of Respiration due to Bicyclist Hit and Dragged or Pushed by Vehicle Undercarriage.

Photos courtesy of AM Productions

Via CHP

Detail Information
9:15 AM 27 [63] PER DOT-CC, DOT ETA 30 TO 45 MINS
9:00 AM 26 [62] CORDS ETA 20 MINS 1039 COCO SO
8:55 AM 25 [60] COCO SO REQ CORDS ETA – COCO SO EVENT 135
8:49 AM 24 [57] HAVE CORDS ROLL TO SCENE – THEY WILL RELIEVE SO THAT HAS RDWY SHUT DOWN
8:49 AM 23 [55] LATE ENTRY ROLL AIR FOR AERIAL PHOTOS
8:46 AM 22 [53] EVERYTHING IS ON RS
8:45 AM 21 [51] ROLL CORDS FOR HARD CLOSURE
8:44 AM 20 [50] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 AMERICAN TOW 800-794-8122 SDL 215
8:43 AM 19 [49] A19-683A ROLL AMERICAN TOW FOR EVIDENCE
8:36 AM 18 [47] 1039 DOT-CC, LINE 45
8:36 AM 17 [46] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** BYRON HWY AT HOFFMAN LANE CLOSED DUE TO FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION, UNK ETO
8:35 AM 16 [45] ROLL DOT TO SR4 AT BYRON
8:33 AM 15 [44] [Notification] [CHP]-[43] DOT CAN CLOSE SR-4 AT BYRON, REST IS CORDS
8:33 AM 14 [43] DOT CAN CLOSE SR-4 AT BYRON, REST IS CORDS
8:31 AM 13 [41] PER S5 SHUTTING DOWN RDWY NOW
8:26 AM 12 [38] [Notification] [CHP]-PER COCO SO // REQ CAL TRANS TO SHUT DOWN RDWAY
8:19 AM 11 [36] 1039 CORONER – NEEDS 1021 FOR OFCR 97
8:10 AM 10 [34] A19-405A ROLL CORONER
8:06 AM 9 [31] CONTACT SCHOOL ASC IF THEY GRIEF COUNSLORS
8:04 AM 8 [26] ROLL 683 WITH CAMERA
8:01 AM 7 [21] [Notification] [CHP]-PER COCO FIRE REQING ETA IF POSS
7:50 AM 6 [16] 1039 CON FIRE
7:49 AM 5 [10] [5] BLK SUBURBAN IS RESP / CHILD IS PINNED UNDER CAR
7:49 AM 4 [4] LL FIRE
7:49 AM 3 [3] CHILD STUCK UNDER VEH
7:48 AM 2 [7] [2] CHILD ON BICYCLE HIT BY CAR / CAR STILL 1097
7:48 AM 1 [1] CHILD HIT BY VEH
Unit Information
7:49 AM 29 Unit Assigned
7:49 AM 28 Unit Enroute
8:01 AM 27 Unit At Scene
7:53 AM 26 Unit Assigned
7:53 AM 25 Unit Enroute
8:20 AM 24 Unit At Scene
7:58 AM 23 Unit Assigned
7:58 AM 22 Unit Enroute
8:27 AM 21 Unit At Scene
8:05 AM 20 Unit Assigned
8:05 AM 19 Unit Enroute
8:20 AM 18 Unit At Scene
8:10 AM 17 Unit Assigned
8:10 AM 16 Unit Enroute
8:35 AM 15 Unit At Scene
8:18 AM 14 Unit Assigned
8:18 AM 13 Unit Enroute
8:35 AM 12 Unit At Scene
8:30 AM 11 Unit Assigned
8:30 AM 10 Unit Enroute
8:50 AM 9 Unit At Scene
8:52 AM 8 Unit Assigned
8:52 AM 7 Unit Enroute
9:05 AM 6 Unit At Scene
9:14 AM 5 Unit Cleared
9:08 AM 4 Unit Assigned
9:08 AM 3 Unit Enroute
9:08 AM 2 Unit Assigned
9:08 AM 1 Unit Enroute

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24 Responses

  1. When driving around schools, please use high caution. Lets prevent incidents like this from ever happening again.

  2. So sad. Prayers to the family. People really do need to slow down, especially all around schools.

  3. Prayers and sympathies for all involved. <3

  4. This makes me so sad this morning too read this being that on that Friday 9-20-13 I just voiced my concern’s about people driving too fast on East 18th near Antioch High in the early A.m. hour’s, as well as the P.M. hours without no respect, or regard to it’s a school zone, Honestly after speaking too the security patrol, vice principal, going up the latter too even leaving a message for the school superintendent…With not much positive results, only being given excuse’s after excuse’s, everyone passing the buck, or problem over too someone else….finally I called the AUSD, reach a very helpful lady their who was helpful enough too listen too my concern’s, as well as share some of her same concern’s with me, She was helpful enough too even take the time too give me some referral’s of other’s that I need too address my concern’s with about the Serious Traffic Congestion Problems that takes place each, every morning, afternoon between Sycamore Dr, all the way threw too East 18th near Antioch High, G.st over ramp, As well as my concern’s of even staff their at AHS, other school staff who enter, exit the school area’s as well with no regard’s, or respect that their on a school campus, sad thing is a lot of these rushy, rude people got job’s and are working threw the AUSD…..This is beyond sad ….Well Know some parent
    s child has been hit, killed, Just maybe know some of these highly paid people will take the time too listen too a parent with concern’s such as myself, as well as higher more traffic patrol such as a traffic police officer doing these above hour’s so no other parent losses their child this way!, I’m sending my heart felt prayer’s too this child, their family, friends, classmates……………… A concern parent of Antioch Ca.

  5. Sad to hear this and I feel terrible for all involved. That is a very dangerous road and I hope this accident prompts changes in drivers habits throughout the country.

  6. I believe you should remove the BC report info. It’s a bit much to say the child was dragged and hope you consider being more sensitive to those involved with this tragedy. I heard7th graders are in the gym with grief counselors and are being told they can go home if they wish.

  7. Prayers to the Byron and Discovery Bay Community today. Please remember the folks at AMR and ECCFPD as they had to get the boy out from under the vehicle.

  8. rest in peace burgess your drama club family misses you

  9. I am a parent with a child that goes to Excelsior and I along with my children are devastated over this horrible accident today! So very sad and here in our small community!

  10. Born September 11, 2001? Oh my

  11. As a fellow east county rider, my heart goes out to the family of this child. While I spend hours suffering on relentless, windswept climbs nothing compares to the pain this family has to endure. I hope that some day all schools will have dedicated bike paths so kids on bikes can avoid cars.

  12. This is so sad, prayers to the family and the driver who has to live with this image.

  13. Poor kid, I cannot imagine what his family is going through. Along with the driver this has been a tragic day.
    That stretch of road has been a race track for years, unfortunately it always takes something like this for them to “fix” it.

    • Senior Pew Pew,

      Really? I did not read anything in the post that this unfortunate accident was speed related.

      Are you just making things up to appear relevant?

  14. My heart aches for the grieving family but oh my gosh, the poor driver. I am sure she is devastated and my heart goes out to her as well. What a tragedy.

  15. Grandma of # 7 , My and the Whole Community are Grieving Alone with Family our heart are breaking and weeping and Praying for the our little “ANGEL”, of “GOD”, Sorry but this woman that struck our “ANGEL”, was either on the CELL a PHONE, TEXTING, or “SPEEDING” She is GUILTY, she should be Charged!!!!!!

    • #icanhelp you were not there you should not judge.

    • Enoonmai- It could have simply been that she was looking to her left to get on the road and assumed the child would be going in the gate to her right.

      You have no idea what was going on so don’t be someone that makes assumptions.

      Your words are insensitive and really just ignorant. A child died as a result of a bad choice that she made. She has children that attended school with that child, she made a deadly mistake today that she will have to live with the rest of her life. There will probably be other consequences too. But the worst part is that a family lost their sweet boy today. We should be focusing on sending our support to everyone who is hurting in the worst way right now.

    • Please refrain from passing judgment without knowing the situation. It is a dangerous corner and no safe way for any child to access the school not in a car or bus. The driver was traveling slow, and we cannot say she was doing anything other than the right thing. Sometimes you can do everything in your power to be as safe as the circumstances allow and still have an accident. Come drive the school and see for yourself.
      Forgive…forgive…

  16. This is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. Very sad. The woman who hit the child will also suffer for years to come. Very tragic.

  17. This is not the first time this has happened at this school roadway. My children went to this school in early 2000’s. We fought for a signal light but were shot down by the county. This driver was traveling 10mph when this incident happened according to the other news reports. This is just a severe tragic accident and I hope this will finally open the counties eyes to the necessity of a traffic light that has been needed here for years. Prayers to both families this is a horrible tragic accident and such a loss of a young child.

    • Janine,

      Traffic signals are usually at intersections-not at driveways. In either case I’m not sure it would have made a difference. The entrance has already been relocated from J4 to Byer Rd. Traffic engineers factor in many things, not just emotional reactions. Apparently a traffic signal is not warranted. Driver awareness is. IMHO, East county already has too many traffic signals. Please refresh my memory, what other fatality has happened at this school roadway?

      The reality is it was an accident and there are two grieving families. That’s the issue.

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