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Bicyclist Hit By Vehicle Near Bollinger Canyon Road On-Ramp

The accident was reported at 2:08 p.m. and the bicyclist was taken away by a medical helicopter.

By Bay City News

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle near an on-ramp to Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon this afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The accident was reported at 2:08 p.m. near the Bollinger Canyon Road on-ramp to northbound Highway 680, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District spokeswoman Kimberly French said.

The bicyclist was injured and is being taken to a hospital by a medical helicopter, French said. She did not have information about the victim's condition.

The on-ramp remained shut down as of 2:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Brie Buechler March 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Kyree!!!! We're thinking of you, I hope everything will turn out okay!
Trish O'Connor March 15, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The article doesn't mention the boys age, but core class is for middle schoolers. Is this a kid? How sad! Hoping the injuries are not too severe.
Mark Balllock March 15, 2012 at 11:24 PM
This brings back some memories of my serious bicycle vs car accident in 2010. It took me 16 months and I succeeded in becoming a certified bicycle safety instructor. My life was spared that day for a reason, and I will be giving classes on how to ride safely sharing lanes with traffic. I've been riding long distances for five years traveling over 25000 miles on bicycle, and I have seen major injuries and deaths of cyclist on the roadways in which all could have been avoided with training and education. My heart goes out to this person and Zi pray for him and his family. "WEAR A HELMET" 85% of cycling accident deaths resulte from head injuries.
Patrick Creaven (Editor) March 15, 2012 at 11:30 PM
If somebody believes they know the victim I would like to talk to you. My number is 925-381-4832.
Katie Ashley March 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM
He's an 8th grader at Iron Horse middle school, his name is Kyree. We are all praying for you and hope you're alright.
Kaden Stimpson March 15, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Yeah I hope for the best
Jake Zarate March 16, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I hope for the best he was a good kid to say the least so just pray and god will do the rest keep him in your hearts. I wish the best for you kyree get better you have my best wishes
sr March 16, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Can't agree more with Bobbi Lee, that area is a disaster waiting to happen, and now it has. I was wondering what was going on there, drove by with my kids in the car and saw police, ambulance and major back-up. My heart goes out to the boy and his family, I really hope he's ok.
Sue March 16, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Isn't it mandatory that he should have been wearing a helmet?
Mark Balllock March 16, 2012 at 12:50 AM
In California it is mandatory that people under the age of eighteen must wear a CPSC approved bicycle helmet ( http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21212.htm). All helmets sold in the United States must meet the stringent CPSC crash testing standards. NEVER - NEVER - NEVER buy or use a used helmet. Helmets must be replaced after every accident or contact with the ground. Helmets are a one time use and cannot be recycled, they must be destroyed by cutting them in half.
cory colligan March 16, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Heartbreaking. Im praying right now. Yesterday, as I was pulling out of a driveway waiting for traffic, a young boy in a bicycle had his head down and a hood up to protect himself from the rain was heading right for my car. I put my hand on my horn, which forced him to look up and see me, or he would have hit me.
Ashley March 16, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Sue: Obviously wearing a helmet is the law, but have some compassion for the situation.
Michal Hanson March 16, 2012 at 02:35 AM
He was it just came off. i know someone who actually saw it
Michal Hanson March 16, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Kyree! i didnt ever talk to him but i see him at my school everyday! this is so sad
Emily chan March 16, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Poor Kyree I hope he is fine and healing....... :(
Breanna Leegwater March 16, 2012 at 03:29 AM
I don't know him very well but I see him at school and he used to be in my class. This is very sad, I'm praying for him and hope other people are too!
Gillian Kutrosky March 16, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Kyree is always a really nice guy and I hope that he is okay and has a speedy recovery!
Katie Ashley March 16, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Kyree! It's so sad to think that something like this would happen to such a good person like him. I really hope he's okay! And people need to drive more carefully in San Ramon!
Krystin March 16, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Yes, it is and we are all aware of that. How do you know he wasn't wearing one and it didn't fall off like someone said previously? I know that there are laws about helmets and walking your bike in the crosswalk but your comments are coming across very cold; like you're trying to find a way to blame this kid who is in critical condition with serious head injuries while his parents are falling apart at his bedside, wondering if their child will survive. He is a friend of my daughter's and there are a lot of middle schoolers posting on here who are scared and very upset about this situation. Instead of posting comments and playing the "blame game", it would be more comforting to others to post well wishes for the time being. We all make mistakes and none of us are in any position to judge. Let's think positive thoughts. He may or may not have been at fault but that shouldn't be the concern right now. Let's focus on hoping and praying that this 13 year old boy survives and lives the long life he has ahead of him. There will be time later for you to pick at the legalities of the situation.
Krystin March 16, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Hi Brie, Hang in there, sweetheart. Taylor is really upset, too, so you all need to be there for each other tomorrow. Love, Your Second Mommy xoxo
Marlo March 16, 2012 at 01:58 PM
This is awful. I drive that every single morning taking my son to Quail Run. I have to say, that just this week (it happens EVERY week) that drivers on Bollinger and in the Windemere area, are out of control. I was in the crosswalk with my 6 year old and almost was run over by a driver. (while we were in the middle of the intersection, in front of the school, holding up a red raincoat!) There is an incident/accident/almost accident EVERY single day at his school or on the way to school. Something really needs to be done to help the safety of our kids. I spoke to a police officer about it, and am now taking down license plate #s of cars who are unsafe, but I can't do it alone. What else can we do to stop this from hurting more kids????
Martin Fornataro March 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I was driving immediately behind the driver who struck the young man and it was a terrible accident. I won't even attempt to use this forum to assign fault. Clearly, there are many lessons to be learned. I can tell you that when I was administering basic medical care to Kyree (i.e., stabilizing his head, keeping him warm, checking his pulse, and trying to keep the bleeding down), his helmet was not on his head. Whether it fell off or wasn't on, I don't know. I only hope this accident is a wake-up call to the community to be more careful and aware of their environment. The parents of his friends who were with him should be very proud of how their sons handled a very difficult situation. This was a terrible accident, and my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.
Kyle Harris March 16, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Sorry for all the bad luck Kyree. To have a good kid like you get injured is a shame. I will miss your funnyness in PE.GET WELL SOON :) KYLE HARRIS
Anonymous Awesome March 16, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Ruuuuuude.
Radeen Shemirani March 16, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Kyree, your all in our hearts, and we all hope you will pull through this as best as you can. Hang in there bro Radeen
Kimberly Herick March 17, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Kyree my prays go out to you that you will get thourgh this and also thoughts and prays for your family! Mrs. Herick IHMS
Wendy Backe March 18, 2012 at 08:11 PM
@ Martin Fornataro Thank you so much for all that you did for Kyree that afternoon. I do not know him but know many people that do. We are all praying for you Kyree. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Martin Fornataro March 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
You're welcome, Wendy. I was just the first responder and had ACLS training. I like to believe that everyone in the SR community would have done the same thing if placed in a similar situation. I only hope and pray, like everyone else, that he makes a speedy and complete recovery.
BRANDY ROBINSON June 19, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Kyree This is your Aunt Brandy in Nagoya, Japan. It's unfortunate that I found out about this accident right now on the Internet. I THANK THE LORD GOD ABOVE THAT YOU ARE OK NOW. I saw your beautiful handsome pictures from your graduation. I am soooo proud of you and you are truly blessed. You are an Angel. We all love you and miss you very much. You're nieces and nephew can't wait to see you. Talk to you soon ! Take Care lil nephew ! XOXOXOXO
Roz June 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Kyree We are praying that you make a complete recovery. I am good friends with your grandmother Miriam and she has solicited the prayers of her friends and family. She loves you so!

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