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Calexico boy on bike injured by pickup

April 01, 2002|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — A 14-year-old Calexico boy suffered serious injuries Saturday when he was hit by a pickup while crossing Highway 111 on a bicycle.

Calexico police Lt. Jim Neujahr said Iran Hernandez was hit by a truck driven by Juan Duran Torrez, 47, of El Centro about 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Highway 111 and Cole Road.

Neujahr said Iran was crossing the highway heading west and Torrez was traveling south on the highway at a speed of about 55 mph and crossing the intersection on a green light when the accident occurred. He was thrown to the other side of the intersection after being hit by Torrez's pickup.

Iran did not have any lights on his bicycle.

Neujahr added the incident is being investigated as an accident and no one will be arrested.

Iran was taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center and was in serious condition before being airlifted to a hospital in San Diego. Information on his condition was not available this morning.

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>> Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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