10-Year-Old Boy Dies in Lafayette Crash on Merriewood Drive
Lafayette, California – A 10-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries after colliding with a delivery truck while riding his bike Tuesday afternoon in Lafayette.
The Lafayette Police Department said the collision occurred on the 500 block of Merriewood Drive at around 1 p.m., July 28.
The teen was riding his bike on the roadway when, for unknown reasons, collided with the delivery truck.
The boy suffered critical injuries and was rushed to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek after he was given first aid at the scene. Sadly he later succumbed to his injuries, according to the police report. His name was not immediately released.
Firefighters said when they arrived at the scene, they found the boy awake but had head trauma and heavy bleeding.
No other injuries were reported in the crash.
Police are investigating to determine the cause of the collision.
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