MONTEREY PARK — A 14-year-old bicyclist riding downhill was critically injured Thursday when his bike, which police said didn’t have brakes, crashed.
Monterey Park police received a 9-1-1 call ar 4:34 p.m. about an injured bicyclist in the 1200 block of Crest Vista Drive.
Monterey Park police Lt. Eric Kim said the bicycle gained speed as it went downhill.
The teen was unable to stop and lost control of the bicycle. Kim said the bike hit a curb, the boy was thrown off and landed head first on concrete. He added that the teen wasn’t wearing a helmet.
The 14-year-old was taken a hospital and listed in critical condition, Kim said.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Monterey Park police Traffic Bureau at 626-307-1481.
– Ruby Gonzales