FREMONT, Calif. (KRON) — A 7-year-old bicyclist was killed after a traffic collision Friday afternoon in Fremont, police said in a Nixle alert. The collision happened on Montrose Avenue around 3:45 p.m.
Local residents said the boy was riding his bicycle with his grandfather at the time of the crash. The two rode their bicycles in the area regularly.
The driver stopped after the collision and remained on scene as officers arrive, according to police. First responders took the child to the hospital where hospital staff attended to the child, but the kid passed away.
Police said traffic is being diverted from the area and will likely last into Saturday morning. Authorities will continue to investigate the incident. No other information was immediately available.
One neighbor told KRON4 he believes more stop signs need to be installed to avoid incidents like this one. He also said that at nighttime, drivers reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour.