Boy on Bike Hit, Killed by Car in Murrieta

"[Witnesses] reported to us hearing a noise, looking that direction, and seeing the boy go down on the roadway," police told Murrieta Patch.

Approximate location of crash.  Courtesy: Google Maps
Approximate location of crash. Courtesy: Google Maps
A teenage boy riding his bike in Murrieta was hit and killed by a car Friday, police tell Patch.

The boy-- just 13-years-old-- was riding his bicycle in the area of Las Brisas Road and Bolina Drive when he was hit around 4:05 p.m., according to Murrieta Police Sgt. Jay Froboese.

"At this point, we don't know who is going to be at fault or exactly what happened, but there was a vehicle westbound on Las Brisas which hit the boy who came southbound on Bolina," he said via telephone Friday evening.

A woman and her sister were in the car which struck the boy, who told police that they couldn't stop in time when the boy appeared suddenly.  There was no crosswalk there, nor a stop sign for the vehicle, according to Froboese.

"We had a number of witnesses," the sergeant told Patch.  "They reported to us hearing a noise, looking that direction, and seeing the boy go down on the roadway, but nobody actually saw the accident occur."

The sergeant said that, at this time, police believe the vehicle was going the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour.  Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be involved in any way, he added.

The boy, whose identity is not being released at this time, was taken to Rancho Springs Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to Froboese.

This crash marks for the second deadly collision involving a pedestrian in Murrieta in one day— something that Froboese says is very rare for the city.

"This is very unusual for us," he said. "We average one, maybe two, in a year.  To have two in the same day is highly unusual in this city." 

Murrieta Momma February 24, 2014 at 10:26 AM
murrieta grammy . . . Were you there praying for him, I was the one who straightened his legs and waited for the ambulance to arrive. They cut away his jacket and asked to begin compressions. Thank you for praying.
Mercedes Longoria February 24, 2014 at 04:51 PM
My heart and prayers goes out to his family and the driver. I drive by there every day and I can't imagine being the driver or the mother. I always see kids driving their bikes with no fear. I have seen kids go by cars to scare them and I get so mad because they think is funny. Not until some one gets hurts. I hope that kids will be more cautious and aware of cars. Please always make eye contact with the driver make sure they see you. Will continue to pray.
M. Lee Davis February 24, 2014 at 05:03 PM
I'm not going to give any of the "Patch Trolls" any satisfaction buy naming names directly buy I also live off of Las Brisas. Yes a few cars speed on that street occasionally. But I for on do not and from what I can see is that most do not. I do my walks on Las Brisas and all the cars I see are driving safely. If I personally see a car I think is speeding I would hesitate to yell at the driver to slow down. I don't have to do it often but when I do the driver will slow down more than half the time. All the internet trolls who want to start shit by making false statement just to get people to respond to your post are pathetic excuses for human beings. ALL OTHER NON-INTERNET TROLLS READ THIS AND PAY ATTENTION. If you respond to them they get off on it like a serial rapist getting gratification. Simply stop responding. Eventually they will go away. These people only have negative, mostly made up, comments and constantly trash our community with their words. Never will you get a positive statement from these trolls. Murrieta is an awesome community. Not everyone who was involved in an accident was texting, speeding, or bull-shitting with the passengers. Not all criminals are illegal aliens. And if you pay attention most of the serious crime is committed by people who don't even live in our wonderful city. Leave the trolls alone. If you feed them they will continue to return for more attention just to get under your skin!
Thresher 200 February 24, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Lee, I don't see anyone on this thread who are acting as you described. Perhaps on one of the motorcycle related threads? We all have all kinds of folks living in Murrieta. It's a great place, but there are those clashes where people disagree and yes, there is crime caused by Murrieta residents to Murrieta residents. Look at the former Deputy Sheriff Long. As far as calling people trolls, you're putting yourself in the same category as the ones you're complaining about. My wife tells me when you point your finger at a person, you have 3 fingers pointing back. I don't blame you for being angry, but I would post it on another thread. Leave this thread for those who choose to mourn and reminisce.
Murrieta Grammy February 24, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Heather, yes I was. I remember someone telling me to straighten his leg. I'm guessing that was you. Thank you so much for being by his side also. I feel the same way as your child. That just broke my heart. I left when the medic said CPR wouldn't do any good. God bless his family and the poor woman that hit him.
Julie Beisner February 24, 2014 at 05:54 PM
http://murrieta.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/boy-on-bike-hit-killed-by-car-in-murrieta Julie wrote on the web site: "Julie Beisner February 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM My son Josh has been good friends with Brennon for many years.They used to live in our complex here in La Mesa before moving to Murrieta. Josh always looked forward to seeing Brennon when he would come back down here on school breaks to stay with his Grandmother. Brennon was a great friend and a very respectable young man. He will be forever missed and forever in the hearts by all that knew him. Our prayers go out to his entire family and all his friends. May peace be with you all. And Brennon rest in peace with the Lord"
Thresher 200 February 24, 2014 at 05:54 PM
My daughter is a paramedic for this area. She would be devastated if she couldn't bring the boy back with CPR. She has a boy who is the same age.
Philip rivers February 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM
To the physics teacher named tired..I'm SPECULATING...obviously you don't live around Las brias or Bolina so shut your pie hole up..everyone speeds around here except the 80 yearolds in there pintos..guess what I saw alot more cops driving down Las brias hmmm I wonder why..Open your eyes and put your phones away..
Philip rivers February 25, 2014 at 12:17 AM
Ps it doesn't matter what anyone thinks anyways. .we can't go back to the future. .unless you have a dolorean and know a friend named doc..
kikiluka February 25, 2014 at 12:29 AM
R.I.P Prayers for Brennan and for his family. I have a two boys same age ,and same school and we live in same area. I agree with Purple Peg and Philip Rivers not everybody obey the law and the speed . Its a very wide street and its a lot of speeders . The city they suppose to make a lot of bumpers on this road . And I think this bumpers they will help a lot for all drivers to SLOW DOWN . Losing a child has to be the most horrific thing a parent can experience. may peace be with you all .Brannon rest in peace with the Lord
Betty Faith February 25, 2014 at 02:49 PM
Thank you everyone for your prayers and warm thoughts. As Brennen's stepmom I can say the support really helps. On behalf of his dad Gary Faith and our family thank you. Wanted to let everyone know that the memorial service for Brennen will be held at the Rock Church in Point Loma in San Diego on Saturday March 8th at 3:30pm with a reception to follow. Everyone is welcome to join our family in celebrating his life. If you need any information you may contact us directly at betty.faith1010@gmail.com
magda February 26, 2014 at 06:41 PM
someone should put a picture of the boy cuz a lot of people are asking about it
Betty Faith February 26, 2014 at 11:13 PM
I'm not sure how to upload a photo of our boy otherwise I would.
LM February 27, 2014 at 12:03 AM
My heart has been breaking for this family since I saw the road closure sign Friday. I leave for work very early in the morning in the dark and it brings me a bit of peace to see the flickering candles out there when no one is there....every night when I come home from work there is a crowd of middle school kids sitting there on the curb. I can hardly process such a tragedy as an adult, I can't imagine being a child and having a friend meet this fate. I think the memorial site gives them a place to feel close to him, to talk through their feelings and remember their friend. I walked my own middle school son up there hoping that he would be able to understand the magnitude of what occurred to appreciate how fragile life is, to appreciate each moment and to pay his respects to Brennen. I was so glad that there was a picture of him there. It's a strange feeling mourning the loss of child you never had the chance to meet, somehow I feel connected as though I did. Love and prayers to all who are feeling the deep saddness of Brennen's passing. I pray for peace, for the ability to keep him in your thoughts in a positive light, focusing on the beauty of his life rather than the pain of his passing, to savor the memories that he left, the imprint in your heart, in our community and that through this tragedy the family finds comfort in knowing that his spirit will live on inside of all of those who loved him until you meet again in Heaven. My deepest sympathies.
Jordan Bates February 27, 2014 at 12:27 AM
It does give us a place to be with him. And it is really sad to lose a friend
Jordan Bates February 27, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Betty Faith February 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Jordan Bates we are having a memorial for Brennen on Saturday March 8th at the Rock church in SD at 3:30pm please let all his friends know please we would love all of you to be there
Murrieta Momma February 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Betty, is there going to be anything local for him or are you or Brennen's mom in need of anything?
Betty Faith February 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Murrieta Mom there really isn't anything local that is why we are doing it on Saturday to allow his friends from school to say their last good bye. If you could just help with spreading the word on when the services are that would help us out a lot and thank you
Light Load February 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM
I am going to put 2 photo links on here but i don't know if it will work to click on.... so if not, try to copy and paste link in your address bar.... "GOD BLESS BRENNEN AND HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS" AMEN
Light Load February 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Light Load February 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Murrieta Momma February 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM
is there a trust set up Betty or does the family need support?
Betty Faith February 27, 2014 at 01:03 PM
We are accepting contributions to Wells Fargo account 5026095660 Any help a appreciated. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support.
Gary Faith February 27, 2014 at 07:11 PM
I am Brennen's dad and I want to thank you all for your amazing support and for your prayers!
Sam Sheridan Graves February 28, 2014 at 04:41 PM
My heart is broken, and my prayers are with my friends. I love you guys and the thought of what you are enduring can only be softened by the knowledge that God will carry us through this ordeal. Sam
Babybear March 06, 2014 at 01:57 AM
This entire conversation brings to mind something that has been bothering me lately. Every day I see more and more kids playing in the street in my neighborhood. While parents do put up signs to "go slow children at play" it always maked me feel uncomfortable when I drive because many of the kids are very young and unsupervised. I chose a family oriented area and am glad I live in one however the kids seem to be taking over the streets and only move out of the way at the last minute when they spot a car. All it takes is someone not seeing them or a blind curve or a kid who doesnt run out of the way in time and another tragedy is sure to happen. I just dont understand why since we live in a region with huge lots of land and fenced in yards that so many parents are allowing the kids to play right in the middle of the road. What can I as a safe driver who is concerned about these kids do before someone accidently gets hurt?
ChrisG March 06, 2014 at 07:34 AM
@babybear, besides driving the speed limit or slower in neighborhoods you can honk your horn whenever you see kids in the street to make sure they see you. I've seen a sign like that in my neighborhood. It is also on a double curve. Parents are idiots to let their kids play there.
Betty Faith March 06, 2014 at 12:33 PM
@babybear I agree that parents should be more careful with their children but kids are kids and our son was not playing out in the street he was riding his bike to a friend's house and it was just a tragic accident. His dad always told him to be careful when riding his bike but there is only so much we can do with our kids we can't keep them locked up or in a bubble forever
ChrisG March 06, 2014 at 01:01 PM
@betty, I just reread my last comment. Please know I was not speaking of your circumstance but a specific case in my neighborhood. My wife and I wish your family the very best.


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