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.
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