Vehicle strikes teen cyclist in Hills accident

A 13-year-old cyclist is recovering from minor injuries he suffered after colliding with a vehicle Monday morning (Feb. 5) in Los Altos Hills.

Crash at Gardner Bullis
Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
A young cyclist suffered minor injuries following a collision with a vehicle in front of Gardner Bullis Elementary School on Jan. 5.

The incident took place at approximately 7:45 a.m. as the cyclist rode along a dirt trail that runs parallel with Fremont Road, according to reports from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. The teen was traveling in the direction of traffic in front of Gardner Bullis Elementary School when a woman pulled her vehicle out of a shared driveway on Fremont and struck him.

The teen was conscious and breathing after the accident, and he did not require an ambulance, Sheriff’s Captain Rich Urena said. Instead, the teen’s mother drove him to the hospital as a precaution.

It’s possible the driver could not see the cyclist due to a blind spot caused by a bank of hedges near the driveway, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Leo Gonzalez, who added that no one was cited following the accident.

“This is one we’re going to have to talk about,” Gonzalez said when asked who might be considered at fault. “We’re going to have to look at the (accident) photos.”

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