Teen cyclist struck by car while heading to Merced school

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MERCED, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A teenaged cyclist was struck by a car Thursday morning in Merced while heading to a nearby school, Merced Police said.

The 13-year-old boy was struck around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Yosemite Avenue and Paulson Road, Sgt. Dan Dabney said.

The teen was riding toward Silvia Arteaga, 50, in the crosswalk, when he was struck by her 2017 Toyota Tacoma while turning right with a green light onto Paulson.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found the victim still on the ground.

Dabney said the teenager was a student at nearby Cruickshank Middle School.

The victim suffered major head injuries and was airlifted to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County for treatment.

Dabney said the driver remained on scene and cooperated with authorities. It was determined that alcohol and drugs did not play a roll in the crash.

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