14-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed in Collision With Car

The accident occured around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.


A 14-year-old female was hit by a car and killed Monday morning at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas, the Redwood City Police Department has reported.

The accident occured at around 8:30 a.m.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the department said the driver of the vehicle did remain at the scene of the accident and is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Officers responded to the scene at 8:33 a.m. and found that the 14-year-old bicyclist had sustained major injuries. The victim was treated by Redwood City Fire Department personnel and paramedics and was then transported to Stanford Hospital, where she died from her injuries. 

Because the victim is a juvenile, the police department has decided not to release her identity, and said it is possible the County Coroner's Office will do so once their investigation and examination is complete.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Officer Peter Cang at 650-780-7100 ext. 5021 or Detective Dave Cirina at 650-780-7607.

Christy Jean Carpenter Occhipinti posted on Facebook: "Saw a horrible accident today. Did not know outcome until I read about it tonight. A 14 yr old girl was killed on her bike. Can't shake it, so sad and devastating."

Please visit bicycle safety for tips on how not to get hit by cars.

Rob Chapman November 27, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Sad. But I'll bet one of them was on a cell phone.
Joanne November 27, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Tasteless comment
Rick Eymer November 28, 2012 at 08:15 AM
Just wanted to share this item from the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Facebook page: As many of you know, our community suffered a tragic loss yesterday. Woodside High School student, Leyla Beban, touched so many of our Parks, Recreation and Community Services Family. Leyla will always be a star in the eyes of all of us at the PRCS Department. From her days as a camper at Camp Kaboom to volunteering her time as an LIT (Leader in Training) and Junior Lifeguard, she positively impacted everyone she met. We are heartbroken at the loss of this young lady who was beautiful, inside and out. We wish her family, as well as all of those effected by this tragedy, peace.


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