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Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision
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Denair student Joshua Romero was hit by a truck on Thursday while riding his bike at the intersection of Lester Road and Monte Vista Avenue. - photo by Journal file photo

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

The California Highway Patrol reported the boy, identified as Joshua Romero of Denair, sustained “a major leg injury” from the incident, said CHP spokesperson Officer Eric Parsons. Romero was taken by air to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. Romero is currently in fair condition.

The accident was reported at 7:50 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Lester Road and Monte Vista Avenue. The intersection is controlled by stop signs on Monte Vista Avenue.

Romero was riding his bicycle westbound on Monte Vista Avenue through the intersection with Lester Road when the front of a 2012 Toyota Tundra traveling southbound on Lester Road struck the right side of the bike.

The force of the impact ejected Romero off the bike onto the pavement and sustaining his injury. Romero was not wearing a bike helmet, according to the CHP.

The driver of the Toyota Tundra, 62-year-old Kurt Warner of Hickman, was uninjured in the collision.

Distracted driving and alcohol were not considered to be factors in the collision.