Boy on bicycle hit by SUV

The collision happened in the intersection of Longview Road and Avenue W. Avenue W is controlled by posted STOP signs, but Longview Road is a through roadway with no controls at the intersection. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

The collision happened on Longview Road at Avenue W. Avenue W is controlled by posted STOP signs, but Longview Road is a through roadway with no controls at the intersection. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PEARBLOSSOM – A 12-year-old Llano boy suffered major injuries and had to be airlifted to the hospital Tuesday afternoon, after his bicycle collided with an SUV in a local intersection, authorities said.

The injury collision happened around 2:55 p.m. Tuesday (July 23) in the intersection of Longview Road and Avenue W, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Wheeler.

The boy was not wearing a bicycle helmet, officers said.

The boy was not wearing a bicycle helmet, officers said. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

The boy was riding a BMX-style bicycle eastbound on Avenue W, when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign and pedaled into the Longview Road intersection, moving directly into the path of a 2006 Ford Expedition that was headed southbound on Longview Road, Wheeler stated.

“The driver of the SUV was able to swerve at the last moment, however, it was not enough,” Wheeler said. “She did strike the child on the bike with the front of the vehicle.”

The boy was thrown onto the east roadway edge of Longview Road, Wheeler stated.

The Ford Expedition's driver swerved at the last moment, but could not avoid the collision. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

The Ford Expedition’s driver swerved at the last moment, but could not avoid the collision. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

The Expedition’s driver – 26-year-old Jana Perea of Pearblossom – stopped to render assistance, and she sought help from passing motorists and residents in the area.

The boy was transported by Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Ambulance to Children’s Hospital with major injuries. He was not wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the collision, Wheeler stated.

Perea did not sustain any injuries in the collision, and she was released from the scene after a preliminary investigation.

Avenue W is controlled by posted STOP signs with painted limit lines and “STOP” text painted on the pavement.  Longview Road is a through roadway with no controls at the intersection.

  36 comments for “Boy on bicycle hit by SUV

  1. Shonaj
    July 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    He is apparently awake, talking up a storm and doing ok! He has a fractured hip, but will recover! This is coming from friends and teachers of the family off of Facebook. Now he just needs to rest and take it easy, but will be ok.

    • mick
      July 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      That’s awesome!!!! Thanks for letting us know!

    • CheriB
      July 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      He has fractured ribs, a small bleed in the head that they are looking out for and a broken femur that had excellent surgery performed on it. He is spiking a five on and off so they are still running tests and the ligaments in his neck are a bit messed up but the x ray will tell how bad. There are some brain damages but we do not know how extensive or where yet all that it really showed up was that his brain look jolted, like shaken up. There us in fractured hip that I know of because he was trying to flop over last night from the pain but u will double check on that. He is awake and talking but his vision is a little off and he is tired from all of talking and seeing visitors as this was the longest he has been awake and fully conscious since he arrived at the hospital. Thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, and support.

  2. CheriB
    July 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    The story posted here does not match up with the story the lady told my granny or the one she is posting on the Facebook pages she is associated with. She is saying he rode out in front of her. My granny was informed that he didn’t see her and she didn’t see him. This story is saying he ran a stop sign implications g fault on him, but he us very responsible and did so. He will recover talk soon and we will see then what actually occurred. I’m not trying to imply that either party is lying, I’m simply pointing out that something doesn’t add up. It is a residential area and that means 25mph or less. She claims she saw the other boys that were biking with him and if that is so, like any other driver shouldn’t you have slowed down? She never said she swayed but that she used brakes instead. Whatever the case, with adding that she was almost home, it sounds like speed was the culprit.

    • CheriB
      July 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      I mean look at the impact in the front of the car…

      • Desert Rat
        August 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm

        That particular road is not considered a residential road. The speed limit is 45 mph. The street the boys were coming off of also has a higher than average speed limit.

  3. mindy
    July 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    This is a very sad thing . My son is also 12 and rides his bike a lot. So this really hits home .I will be praying for everyone involved. Is there any word on the boy ? Please someone keep us updated if you can .

  4. Tamara Washington
    July 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    My heart goes out to my whole family. We are so worried and concerned. Everyone is praying for you Justin. We love you little cousin and we are waiting patiently for your speedy recovery. God has something big instore for you baby.

    Kisses from Texas!!
    Love your cousins
    Tammi & Ryanne

  5. James Sosa
    July 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Get well soon.

  6. Liana Osborne
    July 26, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Our whole family is praying for Justin to pull through this. It is a very difficult time and we will keep praying for you and our thoughts and prayers are also with all of the families involved. We love you all.

  7. DeNNis Rose
    July 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Stay strong lil cuzin your in our prayers Love you man,,,,


  8. Tamesha
    July 25, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Me and my family are in high hopes praying for the whole family…. You guys stick together and help your mom and grandmother even more than you have…. Justin is a strong boy and we are all praying that he gets better soon…. Love U All

  9. James Hawkins
    July 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    My entire Family is pulling for Justin as I post my comment. I would like my Family to know the importance of HELMETS , as well as knee, and elbow pads, and so on. As parents, we must insist ! In all honesty, I’m not sure how much a “bicycle helmet” would have helped, but it couldn’t have hurt. There is “NO” one at fault here. My Family is defiantly praying for Jana just as hard as WE are praying for Justin. That’s how Grada raised us ! Praying for a speedy recovery for our Families next and up coming “Preacher”. AMEN –

      July 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      That’s right Jimmy WE are praying for Jana just as hard as we are praying for our own family. She must feel terrible. We all must keep praying for Justin because God is ABLE.

  10. mick
    July 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    AV Times,
    Any update on his condition? Lots of people are praying for him and his family.

  11. Glenda Roman
    July 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Hi to all Justin family and friends. I wish I had some magical words that could just fix this whole ordeal. I read the comments from family and friends and we all are striving to say something that will ease the ache of all your hearts right now. When reading his sister adriannas comment i could feel her pain and love for her brother and tears fell. Well i personally will not give up on Justin because to do that is to give up on God and we all know he can do the impossible. So to all of the Crawfords and Captains the Romans are praying for Justin and all of you. PRAY PRAY PRAY

  12. Bryan Roman
    July 25, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    well i dont know or understand if he is gone, my mom says that God decides not man and that you dont give up hope that even when it seems this is it things turn around. so Justin fight ok i mean 8th grade is coming up soon and you are one of the good guys. but if you dont feel to good then i guess its ok to rest but i sure wish you decide to stick around.

  13. Gordon
    July 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    This all makes me very sad. He is such a great kid. The Crawfords will be in my prayers.

  14. Bryan Roman
    July 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Well he is not gone but most people don’t survive from being brain dead.

  15. Bryan Roman
    July 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    He is gone.I know from I went to church with him he has been my friend for almost most of my life.I live in lancaster but I knew him.Bless him he was a christian.

    • Barry Bigtoe
      July 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      That is an awful thing to say, unless you are his doctor.

      • glenda
        August 6, 2013 at 7:01 am

        Hello, first we are rejoicing that Justin has made a great recovery and is enjoying life at home again with his family while his body continues to mend. Personal note to Justin (Justin you scared the stuffing out of all of us) but we are so glad you are at home. I heard about how you are looking forward to getting a new bike so you can go back to riding and enjoy spending times with your friends and family, well when you do get the bike let us know as we the Romans would feel honored if you let us get you a great looking helmet, so that you can look cool or hip ( i don’t know what the youngins are saying now) but mainly so that you are protected. God keep you and all your family and friends safe. Glenda Roman

      • glenda
        August 6, 2013 at 7:25 am

        Now to Barry Bigtoe, Bryan Roman is my son who is also Justins age, and when he asked me about his condition (brain injuries) I explained to him that while every person is different and heal differntly that there are some type injuries that when our body sustains them that unfortunately the odds of recovering is a great deal less. In his family their have been brain injuries to some of them and unfortunately none survived. So i believe that is what he was baseing his comments on. Also Barry Bryan is brought up in a christian home and he also was trying to express that if justin was gone that he was in heaven. I did tell him later when i read his comments that we need only post encouraging comments so that family members can know that no matter what we are pulling for Justin. So if his comments offended you we are apologetic to you as that was not his intent. God bless you Barry. Glenda R.

  16. Terrisha
    July 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Aw my baby Justin lil man is so smart he is so kind i know he will make a full recovery things like this just don’t happen cars need to be attentive to the road regardless of anything i pray for his speedy recovery the Church is praying for you as well as a whole bunch of family and Justin so much

  17. LRock
    July 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I hope he has a fast recovery and I hope the driver is doing okay. This is a very tragic accident that should not of happened. It’s important to push bike safety on to our kids, street awareness is very important!! I hope he get well very soon!!

  18. July 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the child and to the driver…May they BOTH recover.

  19. adriana crawford
    July 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Look my little brother lives in the middle of no where were there is no cars . He dose no how to cross a street but where we live cars drive slow and that last didn’t even look for help thats [removed] she just looked at him like what did I do Eddie went to go tell Xavier so if you reporters want to tell the story tell the right one dobt make it look like my baby brother did this to himself its het fault to maybe she should pay attention he didn’t come out of nowhere she saw him becux they both looked at eachothet buy it was too late I hope she be careful tgats by baby brother

    • Yup
      July 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      I’m really sorry that happened to you brother an I hope he recovers fully. I’m sure the diver was probably in shock. I know I would be if I hit somebody.

  20. crystal
    July 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I’m praying for Justin out having fun riding his bike with friends
    I think drivers should have caution at all time because he’s a kid
    And put yourself in the parents shoes how would you feel NOT TO

  21. mick
    July 24, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    It’s so incredibly refreshing to see nothing but kindness in the comments. I am praying for both the boys full recovery and Jana as well.

  22. Rooney
    July 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I am sorry for the young boy and I pray he gets well. May the driver of the SUV be strong. You did your best. God bless you all!

  23. Thomas IV
    July 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    We are praying for you baby! We know you are very strong and the God you serve is real. We Love you with all our hearts. You and your family have been nothing short of a Blessing to our family. We Love You All and You Are In Our PRAYERS.

  24. Eddy
    July 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Praying for this young boy.

    • Palmdale_Steve
      July 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      The driver of the car could use some good thoughts too. The driver hitting a kid on a bike, even when it looks like the driver was not at fault, has to have shaken the driver badly too.

      • Yup
        July 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm

        I’ve know Jana’s family for years now and I would t expect anything less from her. They are all amazingly caring people.

      • Glenda Roman
        July 26, 2013 at 4:44 am

        Jana i do know that this a very difficult timef==ppppp

        Jana first of all let me thank you for remaing at the scene and callig 911.
        I dont exactly know what you may be feeling. But my heartache for you as well. To ease your pain all i can offer is a prayer. May God bless you and your family.


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