On September 19th, 2019, at approximately 8:28 a.m., Merced Police officers responded to the area of East Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road for a report of a vehicle vs bicyclist.
Officers arrived on scene and located a 13-year-old male who had been struck by a 2017 Toyota Tacoma.
The driver 50-year-old Silvia Arteaga was driving the Toyota Tacoma eastbound on Yosemite Avenue preparing to turn right onto Paulson Road.
Arteaga proceeded to turn on a green light when she struck the bicyclist riding toward her in the crosswalk.
Arteaga was cooperative at the scene, drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision.
The juvenile bicyclist sustained major injuries and was transported to Valley Children’s Hospital for treatment.
Police are asking anyone else with any information regarding this collision to contact the Merced Police Department Traffic Division at 209 388-7719 or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.
The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.