An 8-year-old boy on a bicycle was seriously injured Thursday when he was struck by a pickup in Coto de Caza.
The boy was riding his bicycle west, passing the crosswalk at Coto de Caza Drive, about 7:25 a.m. when he was struck by a 1999 Ford F-150 that was eastbound on Oso Parkway and turning left onto north Coto de Caza, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Rafael Reynoso.
The pickup driver remained on scene and cooperated with officers. Investigators do not suspect drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision, the cause of which remains under review, Reynoso said.
The boy was taken to Mission Hospital, where he was undergoing surgery.
The boy was wearing a helmet, which likely helped spare him more serious injuries, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. The boy was listed in serious condition when he was taken to the hospital, Concialdi said.