Press Release

 

Fillmore/ Bicycle vs Vehicle Injury Traffic Collision Involving Child Bicyclist
8/28/2011 11:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:     Bicycle vs Vehicle Injury Traffic Collision Involving Child Bicyclist

 

Location:                     800 block of 4th Street, Fillmore                    

 

Date & Time/ RB#:     8-28-11 @ 1145 a.m. / RB 11-19525                        

 

Unit Responsible:        Fillmore Police Department

                                                                                               

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arties              City of Residence                                        Age

(P) Male Juvenile                                   Fillmore                                                          5

                                                              

Narrative:  

On 8-28-11, deputies with the Fillmore Police Department responded with personnel from the Fillmore Fire Department and American Medical Response to an injury traffic collision in the 800 block of 4th Street.  When they arrived, they found that a five-year-old boy had ridden his bicycle out of a driveway and into the path of male adult driving a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan, which was westbound on 4th Street traveling approximately 15 mph.  The boy, who was wearing a helmet, collided with the van and fell.  Suffering minor injuries to his ankle and arm, the boy was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment.

The Fillmore Police Department reminds the public that bicyclists must be observant of traffic when riding on the road.  Bicyclists under 18 years of age are required to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.  Because the boy wore his helmet, he likely avoided additional injury. 

 

Officer Preparing Release:    Sgt. Kevin Vaden

 

Follow-up Contact:               Deputy Jerry Peterson (805) 524-2233                                   

 

Date of Release:                    8-28-11

 

Approved By:                        Captain Don Aguilar