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.