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
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