A medical helicopter was summoned to evacuate a young man hit while riding his bicycle near Monte Vista High School Wednesday. The 14-year-old Alamo youth was taken by CalStar aircraft to Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the boy, whose name has not been released, was seriously injured at around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday when riding his bike along Green Valley Road near Hope Lane. The boy attempted to veer around some garbage cans on the sidewalk and ended up in the roadway, Simpkins said, where he collided with a passing car.
Paramedics were summoned and Green Valley Road closed as the CalStar Helicopter was brought in to nearby Monte Vista High School and the boy trundled inside. The driver of the car is cooperating fully with investigators, Simpkins said.
Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Melinda Krigel said Thursday that privacy laws prevented the hospital from releasing any information on the youth’s condition, or if he was even being treated there.