FREMONT, Calif. - A young bicyclist struck and killed by a vehicle in Fremont on Friday has been identified as 7-year-old Harit Patel, according to the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau.
The child was a student at James Leitch Elementary, according to the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD).
On Monday, district officials said, "Fremont Unified’s Crisis Intervention Team is serving the student’s class and the school in coping with this tremendous loss." The district said the team included counselors, psychologists, as well as FUSD personnel who were trained to assist in crisis situations.
"All FUSD students and staff are encouraged to reach out to their site’s counseling staff as needed," said district spokeswoman Laura Forrest.
The child was killed after being struck by a vehicle that was traveling on Montrose Ave. around 3:45 p.m. on Friday.
"The driver stopped after the collision and remained on scene as officers arrived," police said in a news release.
Emergency crews rendered medical aid to the child before he was rushed to the hospital, where he died, police said.
Neighbors said the boy was crossing the street ahead of his grandfather when he was struck. The vehicle then jumped the sidewalk and continued onto the lawn of a home. Neighbors said there is no stop sign at the corner and that motorists frequently speed through the area.