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Community Pulse - September 25, 2009

Van/bike crash lands boy, 11, in hospital

by Geoff Gillette

A Danville boy was hospitalized Monday after he was struck by a van while riding his bicycle near Diablo Vista Middle School.

CHP Officer Steve Creel said the incident occurred at 3:50 p.m. Monday on Camino Tassajara near Hansen Lane. The victim, an 11-year-old Danville boy, was riding on Hansen Lane crossing Camino Tassajara at the signalized intersection.

"Witnesses said he was crossing against the light," said Creel. "He made it across the eastbound lanes but was hit in the westbound lanes by a Toyota Sienna van."

The impact reportedly smashed the windshield of the van and threw the youth to the ground. Creel said the young cyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Paramedics were called to the scene by CHP, and the boy was airlifted from the roadway and transported to Children's Hospital Oakland. He was reported in fair condition Tuesday, having suffered a broken leg in the crash.

Creel said there were no charges as the investigation of the crash has not been completed.


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