Witnesses heard a car break and a loud thump at the cross streets of Bond Road and Elk Crest Drive in Elk Grove. That’s where a 12-year-old boy was hit by a truck while crossing the street on his bike.
“They were giving him CPR and they took him to a hospital in an ambulance,” said area resident Juan Doria.
Police say the boy was heading southbound on Elk Crest Drive in the cross walk. A pick-up truck hauling a trailer was heading west bound on Bond Rd when he hit the boy.
The driver of the truck stopped and has been cooperating with authorities. The boy was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center where he eventually died.
Doria says another boy was with the victim when it happened. He overheard him tell police the victim entered the cross walk knowing the light was about to turn green, but he tried to beat the traffic.
“My daughter was out here and she recognized the boy. It’s really sad,” he said. “As a parent it makes me very sad just cherish everyday with our young ones.”
Police note that a family was inside the truck – which was carrying a trailer in the back – at the time of the collision. They were headed out for a vacation.
No drugs or alcohol are believed to be involved.
Later Sunday night, family identified the boy as Edward Hill. He was heading home to his dad’s from the nearby market before the fatal collision.
Cecilio Padilla contributed to this report.