Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 23rd, 2007 at 8:05 am
Here's the word from the PPB:
"At 4:56 pm yesterday, officers from East Precinct and investigators from the Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to a serious injury collision involving a motorist and bicyclist near the intersection of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 157th Avenue (map). Investigators arrived and contacted witnesses and the driver of the vehicle, 46-year-old Janet Gomez. Investigators have concluded that the collision occurred when Gomez, who was driving a Kia eastbound on Northeast Halsey Street, stuck the 14-year-old bicyclist who was traveling northbound on Northeast 157th Avenue and failed to stop for the stop sign at Northeast Halsey Street.
Investigators do not believe that speed or impairment will be factors in the collision. Gomez remained at the scene and has fully cooperated with the investigation. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and there is no evidence that he attempted to stop or slow down as he continued past the stop sign and onto Northeast Halsey Street.
Family of the juvenile has been notified and he is listed as in critical condition at Emanuel Hospital. Because he is a juvenile the Police Bureau can not release his name. No citations have been issued."
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