Truck Hits Father and Child on Bicycle
Source: Santa Barbara City Fire Department
Your Santa Barbara City Firefighters recently responded to a traffic collision involving a pickup truck and a bicycle. A little girl and her father were crossing the street at an intersection with no crosswalk. The girl was on her bicycle when they both were struck by the pickup truck.
Bystanders pulled them from under the vehicle prior to the firefighters arriving. Luckily the injuries were minor to the little girl despite her not wearing a bicycle helmet. Her father had moderate injuries and went to the hospital.
The California vehicle code requires bicycle riders under the age of 18 years, to wear a bicycle helmet while riding on a public road. The law also requires anyone under 18 to wear a helmet when riding a scooter, skateboard or when using inline skates. Properly-fitted helmets provide protection from a potentially life-threatening head injury.
The Santa Barbara City Fire Department would like to remind everyone to promote bicycle safety for your children and have them wear a properly fitted helmet when riding.
Photos courtesy of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department