PONTIAC, MI - In just a few short days, this is the second child to be injured in the streets of Pontiac. A 9-year-old boy from Pontiac was severely injured while riding his bike, failed to stop at an intersection, and was struck by a vehicle.
On Monday July 6tth, 2020, at approximately 12:36 p.m., Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of Harper and Gage Street on a report of child who had been struck by a pick-up truck while he was riding his bike across the street.
Witnesses stated that the pick-up truck had been traveling eastbound on Gage Street and the victim had been traveling southbound on Harper. The boy disregarded a stop sign and rode his bike into the street. The driver of the pick-up truck was unable to stop in time and struck the child. The child suffered serious injuries to his head, was bleeding, and was conscious, but not alert.
Star EMS began treatment of the victim at the scene. He was then transported to McLaren Oakland Hospital for further treatment.
Accident Investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation. The victim is listed in critical condition. He was transported to Royal Oak Beaumont for additional treatment and further evaluation. The incident remains under investigation.
The first person injured was an 11-year-old boy. He is listed in critical condition after the minibike that he was driving slammed into the side of an SUV on the 4th of July, 2020.
Deputies gathered information from the driver of the SUV, who said he was traveling southbound on Melrose Ave. approaching the intersection of Melrose Ave and Baltimore Ave. when a minibike traveling eastbound on Baltimore Ave. failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with his SUV.
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