REDWOOD CITY -- A pickup truck hit and killed a 14-year-old girl Monday morning as she rode her bike to school in what officials said appears to be a horrible accident.
The girl, whose name was not released, was struck around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City police Sgt. Sean Hart said. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The driver, whom police declined to identify, was not arrested and is not suspected of any wrongdoing at present. The driver didn't appear to be under the influence of alcohol and police haven't identified any mechanical problems with the truck. It may have just been a tragic accident, said Hart, who added the crash remains under investigation.
The girl and the driver were headed east on Jefferson when they both made a right-hand turn onto southbound Alameda de las Pulgas, Hart said. After they collided, the driver stopped and cooperated with police.
The girl was wearing a helmet and appears to have been a prudent rider.
"She was doing all those things, but this happened," Hart said. "We don't know what caused this crash."
Anyone who witnessed the collision can call Officer Peter Cang at 650-780-7100 x 5021 or Detective Dave Cirina at 650-780-7607.
Contact Joshua Melvin at 650-348-4335. Follow him at Twitter.com/melvinreport.