I can see how she didn't see him. I don't really understand how she could hit him, have him and the bike get pulled under the car, and not notice that.
My oldest son is 11 and word of this tragedy spread fast around here.
He was on the wrong side of the road, but IMO, he should not have been riding on that road (shoulder or not). Though not as busy/fast as some parts of Byron Highway, it is still a highway. Add to that that he also used to ride (the even more dangerous IMO) Hwy 4 (Discovery Bay -> Hwy 4 -> Byron Hwy) during commute/school hours, I feel like this was a tragedy just waiting to happen. I can't imagine the pain the parents must feel but also cannot ever imagine thinking that it'd be safe for my kids to take that route to school.
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Last edited by bobonker; 09-24-13 at 04:54 PM.