A 12-year-old boy was fatally struck while on his bicycle in front
of his middle school in unincorporated Byron Monday morning, a California
Highway Patrol officer said.
The boy, a Discovery Bay resident, was reported struck at 7:48
a.m. on Byron Highway near Hoffman Lane, near Excelsior Middle School, CHP
Officer John Fransen said.
A mother in a black GMC Yukon dropped off her children at the
middle school, located at 14301 Byron Highway, and drove away from the school
when she hit something, Fransen said.
She pulled over and realized she had struck the boy on his
The boy was wearing a helmet but was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver is cooperating with authorities and the case appears to
be a tragic accident, Fransen said.
The boy's parents had arrived at the scene as of 9:30 a.m.,
Byron Highway was shut down in both directions and was
expected to reopen later Monday morning, Fransen said.