Monday, April 29, 2013

12-Year Old On Bicycle Injured In Kingsessing Hit and Run

CBS Philly reported Friday evening about a hit and run on a 12-year old riding a bicycle in Kingsessing. The report says the child suffered a broken arm and leg and is in stable condition at CHOP.

The report says the child may have ridden into an intersection against the light, and was struck by what might have been a white work pickup truck, perhaps a Ford F350. The driver did not stop. Our thoughts go out to the child and his family and we wish him a speedy and full recovery.

This is a reminder of the importance of equipping our students and children with knowledge on walking and biking safely in the city. When they know what to do and where to ride, the city is a safe place to ride a bicycle. Our Safe Routes Philly program has many bicycle and pedestrian safety resources for parents and teachers.

You can read the full CBS article here.