An Arcadia High School student died late Tuesday of injuries he suffered from being thrown off of his bike after a motorist accidentally struck him over the weekend.
Several students and parents have identified the 16-year-old, but Patch will not publish his name until we receive confirmation from Arcadia Unified School District officials.
The accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road.
According to the preliminary investigation report released by the Arcadia Police Department, the bicyclist was stopped for a red arrow in the southbound left turn lane. When the signal for southbound through traffic turned green, the bicyclist swerved to the right — straight into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
The vehicle struck the bicyclist, throwing him from the bike. The bicyclist, who police say was not wearing a helmet, suffered severe injuries when his head hit the pavement.
The unidentified 26-year-old driver, also an Arcadia resident, did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol, investigators said. DUI and toxicology results are pending for both the driver and the victim.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.