CBS reports that an 11-year old girl riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle while crossing Roosevelt Blvd near Garland St. in the Lawncrest section of North Philadelphia.
According to the article, the girl was crossing the southbound lanes against the light when she was struck by a car. The driver remained at the scene and the girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The CBS article is here.
Our heart goes out to the girl, her family, and the driver of the vehicle.
Moments like these remind us of the importance to talking to our children and students about street safety. Teaching them how to stay safe when walking or bicycling through city or suburbs can save a life. If you want help with such conversations, or would like to obtain free information, resources, or lessons for your school, contact our Safe Routes Philly program.