MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel airlifted a boy to a local hospital Tuesday morning after he was struck by a white work van while riding his bicycle to school, authorities confirmed.
He later died of his injuries, according to Miami Gardens police. The victim was a ninth-grader at Miami Norland Senior High School, having previously gone to Andover Middle School.
The crash was reported just before 6:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Northwest 199th Street.
Police the driver of the van remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. A Local 10 News crew was in the area as it appeared the driver was being questioned by police before eventually being allowed to leave.
Officers are now using this case as a reminder to other drivers to always be on the lookout.
“Just be vigilant of pedestrians crossing the street or crossing a road way, so that accidents like this do not happen,” Miami Gardens police spokeswoman Diana Delgado-Gourgue said.
Police did not immediately release the age or identity of the boy who was killed.
Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic contributed to this report.