EAST HEMET (CNS) – A boy riding his bicycle to school in East Hemet
today was struck after entering an intersection without observing traffic, but
he didn’t require hospitalization.

The boy, whose name was not released, was hit about 9:20 a.m. at the
intersection of Mayberry Avenue and Meridian Street, according to the
California Highway Patrol.

Officer Jonathan Torres told the media the boy “rode through
a stop sign on Mayberry and was hit by a southbound vehicle.”

The minor was on his way to Dartmouth Middle School less than a half-
mile away.

Initial reports to CHP indicated the motorist fled the scene, but
officers found him nearby, waiting to give a statement, according to Torres.

Hemet Fire Department paramedics assessed the boy and determined he
did not require further treatment.

The investigation determined the collision was an accident, Torres
said. The driver was not arrested. Copyright 2023, City News Service, Inc.