12-year-old boy hit by car while riding his bike in serious condition
A 12-year-old Anahola boy was admitted in serious condition to Wilcox Medical Center after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike Saturday afternoon.
According to a preliminary investigation, the boy was riding his bike along ‘Aliomanu Road when he was struck by a black Dodge SUV that was operated by a 35-year-old Anahola woman, shortly after 4:20 p.m. First responders with the Kaua‘i Fire Department and American Medical Response treated the 12-year-old on the scene, before admitting him to Wilcox Medical Center in serious condition.
In addition, officers with the Traffic Safety Section responded and conducted an on-scene investigation. The driver was arrested for Reckless Driving, Negligent Injury, Driving Without a License, and Inattention to Driving. She was released pending investigation.
Speed does not appear to be a factor in this crash. Toxicology reports are pending to determine if the operator was under the influence at the time of the incident. However, the investigation remains ongoing.