A traffic collision involving a boy on a bike has prompted police to issue a reminder to residents.
A 14-year-old cyclist from Menifee and a Lake Elsinore motorist collided Thursday around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Antelope and Newport roads in Menifee.
The child’s injuries are being described as “serious” but non-life-threatening; the adult motorist was not injured, the Menifee Police Department reported.
According to police, the boy had a helmet but he wasn’t wearing it.
“The Menifee Police Department would like to remind all children to wear their helmets while riding any bicycles. Helmets are designed to protect the riders' heads, but cannot be of any protection unless they are worn properly,” a statement from the Department read.
The child, whose identity was not released by authorities, is reported to be in stable condition after being transported to a local hospital. No further details were provided on the driver, however drugs or alcohol don’t appear to be factors in the crash, which is under investigation, police reported.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call Officer Greg Berry of the Menifee Police Department Traffic Division at (951) 210-1000.