Menifee Cyclist Receives Serious Injuries When Struck by Car

Menifee Police are urging bicycle riders to follow all safety rules and laws following an accident Thursday afternoon in which a 14-year-old...

Menifee Police are urging bicycle riders to follow all safety rules and laws following an accident Thursday afternoon in which a 14-year-old boy on a bike was struck by a car.

The accident occurred at 3:11 p.m. at the intersection of Newport Road and Antelope Road. According to police, the cyclist was able to get up under his own power and wait at the side of the road for medical assistance. He suffered serious injuries, but none are life-threatening. He is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

According to police, the cyclist was a Menifee resident. He was crossing the intersection against a red light when struck by the vechicle. The driver, an adult from Lake Elsinore, was not injured. Police said it appears the cyclist had a helmet available, but he was not wearing it at the time of the accident.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the accident, the report stated. Neither one saw the other before the collision, according to police.

The Menifee Police Department would like to remind all cyclists to wear helmets at all times while riding bicycles. There is additional vehicle traffic and bike riders on the streets now that school is back in session, and caution is urged for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have further information is asked to call Officer Greg Berry of the Menifee Police Department Traffic Division at 951-210-1000.

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