Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 5:14 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2023 to a report of a vehicle crash with a bicyclist near 17 East Campbell Street in Arlington Heights.
The child was apparently not seriously injured, and was not transported by paramedics. The boy’s parents arrived on the scene immediately. Paramedics released the boy to his parents.
According to witnesses on the scene, the boy was riding on the sidewalk and suddenly entered the street. Apparently the driver of a black SUV was eastbound on Campbell Street between Dunton Avenue and Evergreen Avenue when the boy rode his bike between parked cars and entered the street. The SUV driver attempted to avoid the bicyclist by veering into the westbound lane of Campbell Street.
The boy may have been riding with a group of other youths when the accident occurred. Bicycle riding on sidewalks and within the Arlington Alfresco are was an issue last year during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
DEVELOPING IF CONTENT IS AVAILABLE …
Stay informed with news from The Cardinal’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies. Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the wall album — go direct to the Arlington Cardinal Emergencies Behind the Scenes photos. For a list of all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages, go to Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …
Help fund The Cardinal Arlingtoncardinal.com/sponsor