VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police say a bicyclist crashed into a vehicle Friday afternoon, suffering serious injuries.
The incident happened just after 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of General Booth Boulevard, near London Bridge Road.
Tonya Borman with the Virginia Beach Police Department said a 2008 Ford F150 pulling out of a parking lot was hit by the bicyclist in the passenger side front quarter panel. The truck driver stopped immediately, Borman said.
The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital via Nightingale, due to the initial severity of his injuries. Although the injuries initially appeared to be life-threatening, the boy is expected to make a full recovery, Borman said.
Police dispatchers said the bicyclist was a child, and Borman confirmed he was a juvenile. She did not give the boy’s age.
“Just know that everybody is praying for that baby,” said Virginia Beach resident Shannon Harrison. “It is pretty upsetting. I have an 11–year–old boy, a nine–year–old girl and a 14–month–old little boy. Seeing that, I can just imagine what those parents are going through.”
Borman said no charges have been filed.
No further information has been released. Stay with WAVY.com as we gather more details.