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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



DATE/TIME:                          August 14, 2014 / 8:45 p.m.

                       

INCIDENT:                            Fatal Traffic Collision

 

LOCATION:                           Main Street/Third Ave., Hesperia

 

INVOLVED PARTIES:        Name withheld pending notification – 10 year old male         



Summary

On August 14, 2014 at about 8:47 p.m., Deputies from the Hesperia Station and rescue personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision at the intersection of Main St. and Third Ave. in Hesperia. Upon arrival it was determined that a vehicle travelling westbound on Main St. was involved in a collision with a 10 year old boy crossing Main St. on his bicycle. The juvenile received major injuries during the collision and rescue personnel transported the boy to Desert Valley Hospital for further treatment. Despite medical staff efforts, the juvenile died from his injuries at the hospital.

                                                          

Hesperia Station's Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigators responded and were able to determine through evidence, and numerous witnesses, that the juvenile victim was riding his bicycle eastbound on the north sidewalk area of Main when suddenly he attempted to cross Main St. against a red traffic signal. A westbound 2014 Kia SUV, being driven by an adult male Hesperia resident, was just approaching the intersection on a green traffic signal and stuck the victim as he rode in front of the Kia.  Investigators believe there had been a stray dog in the area that may have also entered the intersection and that the boy’s attention was focused on that dog when he began to cross.      

 

MAIT Investigators are continuing the investigation into the collision and the name of the victim is pending positive identification and notification of family. Main Street as well as Third Avenue was closed in both directions until about 2:00 a.m. while MAIT investigators processed the scene for evidence. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be a factor and the Kia driver was cooperative with investigators.

 

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Hesperia Station, Deputy Simon DeMuri at (760)947-1500.

 

 

Refer: Sergeant Doug Hubbard

Station: Hesperia    

Phone No: (760) 947-1500

Case No. 191405962



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700



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