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Canyon Lake Teen Critically Injured in Bicycle Crash

Sheriff's officials say the boy suffered major head trauma.

Approximate location of crash.  Courtesy: Google Maps.
Approximate location of crash. Courtesy: Google Maps.
An unidentified Canyon Lake teenager was hospitalized this week with critical injuries after he crashed into an SUV, sheriff's officials report. 
 
The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 22800 block of Vacation Dr., which is near the Canyon Lake Fire Station, sheriff's Sgt. J.P. Strong reported Wednesday. 
 
"The initial investigation revealed the juvenile was riding his bike without a helmet downhill from an adjacent roadway," Strong said in a press statement. 
 
When the 15-year-old crossed onto Vacation, he slammed into a Cadillac Escalade SUV, broadsiding it with extreme force, according to the sergeant. 
 
"The force of the impact was so great that the side air bags of the Escalade deployed," Strong said. 
 
The teen was taken to the hospital in critical condition, with major head trauma, according to Strong.  As of the last available update on Wednesday, he remained hospitalized.
 
The driver, a 59-year-old woman from Canyon Lake, was cooperative with police, he said. 
 
 

KELLY D. DIVINE July 04, 2014 at 05:01 PM
RIP SAM, BLESS YOUR HEART. I AM CRYING FOR THE SADDNESS I FEEL FOR YOUR FAMILY. I HOPE YOU ARE AT PEACE SAM. I PRAY FOR THE DEPUTY, THE EMTs, THE FIREFIGHTERS. I WILL KEEP YOUR FRIENDS,AND TEACHERS IN MY PRAYERS TOO. RIP SAM
Cheri July 04, 2014 at 06:57 PM
I do not know this family, am from Temecula, and believe that from all of the posts, this was a wonderful son from a very lovely family! My heart goes out to you, and just remember to be gone from your physical body is to be present with Our Lord! So your Son is safe in God's Arms! And I am sure he would be proud of you for donating his organs to help someone on the earthly plane!
Edward E. July 04, 2014 at 07:46 PM
My sympathies to the family.
Jacquelyn Hyde July 05, 2014 at 12:42 PM
This poor boy and his family! Horrible!
Danielle McDonald July 06, 2014 at 02:50 AM
praying for all involved

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