Updated: Foster City Boy Air Lifted to Hospital After Collision

The collision occurred in the 200 block of Port Royal Avenue at Jamaica Street around 3:05 p.m.

Update, 2/13/12: Patch has received a statement from the boy's family. He is recovering and should be home in a few days. Patch won't be publishing his name to maintain the family's privacy.

A 10-year-old Foster City boy was air lifted to Stanford Medical Center after colliding with an SUV this afternoon. The collision occurred in the 200 block of Port Royal Avenue at Jamaica Street around 3:05 p.m, according to a release by the Foster City Police.

According to the initial investigation, the boy had been riding his bicycle on the pedway behind Port Royal Avenue and rode through an alleyway onto Port Royal Avenue. He failed to stop before entering the roadway toward Jamaica Street.

"The vehicle, a 2001 Mercedes SUV, was being driven south on Port Royal at the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour when it struck the bicyclist," FCPD said. "The bicyclist was ejected from his bike and landed on the roadway. At the time of the collision, the bicyclist was wearing a safety helmet."

After examining the boy, Foster City paramedics requested a Lifeflight helicopter. The boy was stabilized at the scene and transported to the helicopter that was waiting at .

"At 3:44 p.m., the boy was transported to Stanford Medical Center where he was undergoing treatment at the time of this release," FCPD said.

The names of the driver and bicyclist are not being released, according to FCPD.

"This tragic incident punctuated the need to stop and assess traffic before entering or crossing the street from driveways and alleyways," said FCPD in a statement.

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Candyce Amaya February 11, 2012 at 05:02 AM
I'm hoping you can post an update when you have the name of the boy. In Foster City, we all tend to know each other -- we have a great community. I'm sure many of us would like to give support to the family during this trying period. And, the driver, as a victim of this accident also because it was "an accident", needs our support as well.
Phyllis McArthur February 11, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Very sad accident, my prayers for the recovery of this child.
Allene February 11, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Deja vu loosing Joshua at age 6 some 30 years ago. He was in front of Sea Breeze from his Winchester Court home on his bike,. Sea Breeze wasn' t there then. Just a lot. I was horrified when I saw the location of the new F.C. School. We had to go with the land swap and build the school there. Port Royal needs a pedestrian biker warning traffic sign from the pedway entering traffic on Port Royal...
Sarah Yokubaitis February 11, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Allene, I'm so sorry for your previous loss. Phyllis and Candyce, thank you for sharing your kind words. We will post updates as more information comes in.
Sarah Yokubaitis February 14, 2012 at 01:32 AM
All, please see the update posted above.
Gene Kapel December 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I know who the boy is and his name he is my neighbor
Gene Kapel December 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Anyone still curious


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