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Girl Riding Bike Hit by Car in Murrieta

A 16-year-old girl suffered moderate injuries when she was hit at about 7 a.m. Thursday near Clinton Keith and Greer roads, the Murrieta fire chief confirmed.

Updated at 6:30 p.m. with information from the Murrieta Police Department:

A 16-year-old girl was injured in Murrieta early Thursday after she lost control of her bike and was hit by a car, authorities said.

The accident occurred at about 7 a.m. as the girl was riding her bicycle near the intersection of Clinton Keith and Greer roads, Murrieta fire Chief Matt Shobert confirmed.

"She was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries," Shobert said.

"She was wearing her helmet."

A witness who came upon the crash said: "There were multiple fire trucks and ambulances there."

Murrieta police Lt. Rob Firmes said the girl was riding her bike downhill on Greer Road when she lost control.

"She ended up—unintentionally—going out into the traffic on Clinton Keith and was struck by a vehicle," Firmes told Patch.

"She had mostly just abrasions, no broken bones and she is expected to be OK."

LBV Collins October 19, 2012 at 02:29 AM
I'm so glad to hear she wasn't seriously injured. (And REALLY glad to hear she was wearing a helmet.)

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