Surveillance video captures young cyclist struck by vehicle in Lakewood; Driver left scene without calling Police

Video surveillance obtained by TLS shows a young cyclist struck by a vehicle in Lakewood.

The accident happened at approximately 4:30 PM Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Brook Road and Ridge Avenue.

After striking the cyclist, the driver can be seen coming out of his vehicle to speak with the boy, and after exchanging a few words, got back into his car and left the scene without calling police.

The child is luckily okay, though his E-bike was broken in the accident, the boy’s parents told TLS. They are hoping someone will recognize the driver in hopes of getting him to pay for the damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department.

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  1. Um. He is wearing a construction or security reflection jacket.

    Either way its a hit and run. Whe. One hits a pedestrian or a 🌳 Tress one must report it to police before leaving the scene. I beleive that is the law

  2. Bike rider is at fault, he rode his bike into intersection without stopping at stop sign and ride right into the turning car, if in the street he is just like a car, has to stop at stop signs, and follow all traffic laws, if he wants to be a pedestrian, he stays on sidewalk and must walk his bike across intersections.

  3. What did the guy ask the boy?? Seems like he asked if he’s ok… so if the boy said he is fine and doesn’t need help why would he call????

  4. The video clearly shows that the driver did not act “disgustingly” – – he DID stop, speaks to the child for a good few minutes, saw the boy was walking and his bike seemed to be ok, even smiles at the boy at the end of their conversation and, satisfied that all was OK, he left. I think most people would do the same and wouldn’t think calling the police was required and this driver doesn’t at all appear to be trying to run away from responsibility.

  5. Not sure why the driver was initially driving on the left side of the street. It almost seems as if the bicyclist tries to veer off to the other side of the street to avoid getting hit by the driver, and then the driver then changes direction, and starts veering off to THAT direction where the bicyclist veered off to, like a guided missile, honing in on its target.

    • The driver looks like he’s making a left turn.

      The cyclist barely stopped. He was rolling at the corner still.

      Kids need to be taught that bikes are not cars!

      They have to stop completely at the intersection & WALK the bike across the street.

      • If tehy ride in the street, tehy are like cars and have to follow all traffic laws, which this kid didnt, he ran a stop sign.

  6. To @what we did when we were young; and to @TheConsultant:
    The driver seems to be driving on the wrong side of the street. If he was making a turn from the side street, he should have been driving on THAT side of the street that he was turning from to begin with. I’m not sure why he is being defended for driving on the wrong side and putting the bicyclist in a confused and dangerous situation. But I think I understand the basis for this phenomenon, and this attitude.

    • Bike rider should have stopped at stop sign as legally required to do, instead he rode into intersection without stopping and got hit by an already turning car who had stopped at his stop sign, all the turning car did slightly wrong was make a shorter turn, that is all.

  7. my son asked the driver to call police and he responded ” i don’t have time for that “. besides the guy blew the stop sign which was why he hesitated to cross in front of the car. you cant accelerate that fast into the intersection where point of contact was from a complete stop . you can clearly see him come through the trees and keep going, if you focus on the car not the rider. BH he jumped up right away and had no major injuries(bruised knee from hitting the ground).the purpose of posting this video was not to debate whos right , the police can do that , but to see if anyone can help us locate the driver. the police MUST be called anytime theres a pedestrian /biker involved in an accident, regardless of fault.

    • Your kid didn’t stop at the intersection as he must, so it is your kid who blew the stop sign, bike riders in the road are not pedestrians, to be pedestrian he must walk bike across road, aslo we dont see the car at the intersection, the stop sign is far enough back that he could have been going that fast starting from a complete stop at stop sign, teach your kid the laws, bike riders in road must follow all traffic laws like cars, if he want to be a pedestrian, ride on sidewalk and walk bike across intersections.

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