UPDATE: 13-year-old riding bike hit by vehicle in Merced

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.

The area the Juvenile was hit while riding his bike

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.

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2 thoughts on “UPDATE: 13-year-old riding bike hit by vehicle in Merced

  1. What is it going to take for everyone to leave earlier, and know your community!! So many new people flooding this area and all they care about is where they have to be instead of our kids going to school my sons almost been hit MULTIPLE times walking to Hoover at the Gst. and 26th st. light! My friends was nearly killed by a hit and run driver on his bike on September 4th! Please slow the f@!:% down!

    1. The crosswalk at G Street and 26th Street is a menace. It should have been a crosswalk bridge over G Street. It was so irresponsible of the City to approve it, and the flashing sign is pointless. Driving South on G and coming up on that crosswalk is nerve-racking. Caution goes to both the driver and the pedestrian so both get home in one piece.