On May 12, 2021 at approximately 7:00 pm, Bear Valley Police were dispatched to a vehicle vs. bicycle accident in the 26900 block of Bear Valley Road.
Preliminary investigation indicates a 17-year-old male bicyclist was traveling southbound on Jacaranda Drive and failed to stop for the stop sign at Bear Valley Road. The bicyclist collided with a vehicle traveling eastbound on Bear Valley Road. The bicyclist was not wearing a safety helmet and sustained serious injuries. He was airlifted to Kern Medical Hospital and later transferred to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, in critical condition.
The vehicle’s speed does not appear to be a factor. The occupants of the vehicle were uninjured.