A 14-year-old female was hit by a car and killed Monday morning at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas, the Redwood City Police Department has reported.
The accident occured at around 8:30 a.m.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the department said the driver of the vehicle did remain at the scene of the accident and is cooperating fully with the investigation.
Officers responded to the scene at 8:33 a.m. and found that the 14-year-old bicyclist had sustained major injuries. The victim was treated by Redwood City Fire Department personnel and paramedics and was then transported to Stanford Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Because the victim is a juvenile, the police department has decided not to release her identity, and said it is possible the County Coroner's Office will do so once their investigation and examination is complete.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Officer Peter Cang at 650-780-7100 ext. 5021 or Detective Dave Cirina at 650-780-7607.
Christy Jean Carpenter Occhipinti posted on Facebook: "Saw a horrible accident today. Did not know outcome until I read about it tonight. A 14 yr old girl was killed on her bike. Can't shake it, so sad and devastating."
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