We are deeply saddened to report that a 13-year-old bicyclist succumbed to his injuries this morning after colliding with a truck on El Camino Real.
Around 8:15 am on March 17, MVPD dispatchers received reports of a major injury collision involving a bicyclist and a transport truck at the intersection of El Camino Real and Grant Road. Patrol officers and Mountain View fire personnel immediately responded to the scene and began attempting life-saving measures on the cyclist.
The teenager was subsequently transported to an area hospital where he unfortunately died.
The driver involved in the collision remained on scene and was very cooperative with our officers. Speed, drugs or alcohol are not factors in the collision.
We are devastated by this incident, and we know many in our community are also mourning and may ask what comes next as part of the investigation.
First and foremost, please know, these investigations take time. We want to make sure we look at every possible avenue of investigation to ensure we are thorough and thoughtful. This includes viewing any and all possible video that may have captured the incident, interviews with involved parties or witnesses, a reconstruction of the scene and more.
The City will also work in conjunction with Caltrans, who is responsible for El Camino Real operations as State Route 82, to determine if any refinements should be considered for the project currently under design to add bike lanes and pedestrian improvements to El Camino Real.
We ask that anyone who may have witnessed the collision to please reach out to our Traffic Officer Kevin Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media inquiries can be sent to PIO Katie Nelson at email@example.com.