A child was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in Danville Thursday evening.
At approximately 6:20 p.m. Thursday, the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District was notified that a child had been struck by a vehicle while riding his bike.
The incident reportedly happened at the intersection of Greenbrook Dr and San Ramon Valley Boulevard.
Upon arrival, responding firefighters located the victim and assessed his injuries. They determined that the victim needed to be transported to Children’s Hospital in Oakland for proper treatment. Due to travel time concerns (traffic, distance, etc.), firefighters dispatched an air ambulance from REACH Air Medical Services to transport the child.
Minutes later, Danville Police and firefighters began prepping the Osage Park field in Danville for use as a landing zone. Soon after park-goers were evacuated, the medical helicopter landed on the field. The patient was loaded into the aircraft before being flown to Children’s Hospital.
According to Danville Police Lieutenant Allan Shields, the 12-year-old had “abdominal pain and labored breathing” when he was transported. Later, a Danville Police spokesperson said that the child returned home the next day after being treated at the hospital.
Police are still investigating the accident, but Shields says that the driver remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Shields also clarified that the vehicle was traveling in the number 2 southbound lane of San Ramon Valley Boulevard at Greenbrook Dr. The boy was traveling in the east/west crosswalk at the north side of the intersection when he was hit.