An 11-year-old boy on his bike crossing westbound at the intersection of El Monte Avenue was hit by a vehicle making a right turn onto El Camino Real shortly after 4 p.m. this afternoon.
The boy was uninjured.
A witness told Mountain View Patch that she saw the male driver get out of a white Toyota and ask the boy if he was OK and then hop back in his car and drive away—however, not before the astute student snapped a photo of the license plate.
The witness, AJ Smith, called the police and told the boy to stay. The boy informed the on the scene that he wasn't hurt and gave them the license plate information. Mountain View Patch personally knows the witness.
Officer Lloyd Curns advised the victim, who had worn his helmet and rode on the sidewalk, that from now on he must ride in the direction of traffic. Not doing so would be a violation of the vehicle code and could get him hurt since vehicles usually only look left when turning right.
Curns then told Patch that in the event of a traffic accident, the parties should wait for the police or at the very least exchange insurance information. Not doing so also violates the vehicle code, in this case section 16025a.
"The driver as the adult in this situation should have waited," said Curns.
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