Child struck by car in neighborhood

A 6-year-old boy, who was struck Monday afternoon by a vehicle while riding his bike on Lyndale Way in Ballenger Creek, was transported to an area hospital via Mayland State Police helicopter.

A young child was struck by a car Monday afternoon while he was riding his bicycle through his neighborhood near Ballenger Creek Middle School south of Frederick, authorities said.

Police responded to a call from Lyndale Way just before 5 p.m. A Maryland State Police helicopter arrived and transported the child, a 6-year-old boy, to a hospital as a precaution, said Battalion Chief Paul "Doug" Wallick, of the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services. As of Monday night, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office was unable to report on the child's condition and said an investigation is ongoing.

The boy was riding his bike, playing with a large group of children from the neighborhood when he was struck. He was somewhat separated from the group when it happened, witnesses said.

“We try to keep the little ones from riding this way,” said Eric Anderson, a resident of Lyndale Way, gesturing to the entrance of the neighborhood. Anderson's son was playing with the group when the collision occurred, and went to his dad for help when he saw what had happened.

“All of these kids here are community kids,” Anderson said. “We try to keep them safe.”

Parents from the surrounding homes, many of whom gathered to see the helicopter transport, expressed concern about their children's safety on the neighborhood streets.

“Our kids, they ride their bikes to school everyday,” said Rob Helfand, who lives nearby and has two sons, ages 10 and 12. “We worry at the stop signs. I think at the side streets it's usually not an issue.”

— Lizzy McLellan

(18) comments

sodalite3

Perhaps, after seeing the number of postings removed, the FNP will make a brave, and I believe a welcome, editorial decision to permanently close the comments section to articles having to do with traffic "accidents". As far as I can see, the postings are, in the majority, offensive, insensitive, and in the whole worthless as to the public discussion and edification. I don’t believe that this type of editorial decision limits in any manner the purpose of the dissemination of news but does raise the standards of the FNP as to its responsibility of informing the people of F.C. and the city of Frederick of the news.

watson4sherlock

There shouldn't be pedestrians in parking lots either but how do you get to and from your vehicle otherwise?

Police say Shirley Stearman of Potomac was walking from her car to the Giant Food store on Tuckerman Lane on Sunday afternoon when she was hit.

See http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/06/03/woman-hit-killed-in-md-grocery-store-parking-lot/

watson4sherlock

Lyndale Way is not a through street, it is off Branford Lane. Looks like it has parking for townhouses and a sidewalk goes to the school so students can ride bikes without riding on any major roads.

See https://maps.google.com/maps?q=lyndale+way+frederick+md&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c9dbd851c5b8b7:0x7a640929129622f8,Lyndale+Way,+Frederick,+MD+21703&gl=us&ei=DbMTUt-HKYbcyQHH2YCYCA&ved=0CCoQ8gEwAA

dressthebird

Gee...why were my posts removed. I'm merely trying to help an individual.....[beam][beam][beam][cool][beam][beam][beam]

fellinicat

Dear FNP. Thank you for removing the offensive comments. I did not get here in time to see them, but they must have been pretty bad to get yanked. I hope the youngster is going to be okay and recover fully. It also gives me sadness to read the nasty comments posted - I wonder if the writers of same remember what it was like to be young and free and experience the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle.

kingesquivel

Honestly, I don't know why my comment was removed. It addressed the problems both cyclists and pedestrians have with automobile drivers. I wrote nothing offensive. Just like any other conversation the subject may go off the main subject, but not like a few un-named ones on here who, after each comment I make, reply that I have a drug problem. Every single time! There is no other subject that I am more passionate about than bicycling and pedestrian safety here in Frederick and to have a comment of mine removed by an editor addressing this subject offends me greatly.

dressthebird

"I now how to commit the perfect murder from learning the mistakes of criminals so watch out dressthebird." You found it amusing to threaten to murder me, so I decided those posts were amusing to me. [beam][cool][beam][cool][beam]

turdferguson21701

Prayers going up!

dressthebird

There should be an excessive fee for any bicycle ridden on roads. Or, even better, they should be banned. If only one child is saved by the ban, it's worth it...right. Think of the children.

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frederickhole

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kebtend

Dear DresstheBird -- in response to your comment-- "There should be an excessive fee for any bicycle ridden on roads. Or, even better, they should be banned. If only one child is saved by the ban, it's worth it...right. Think of the children." -- I remember the freedom of riding a bicycle as a child. It was wonderful and enjoyable. This was on a quiet neighborhood street. There is no way a child should be hit by a driver on a street such as that. Instead, there should be an excessive fee for cars. The neighborhoods, citiess, country areas and roads should all be planned to be more bicycle and walking friendly, instead of everyone thinking so much in a CAR-ONLY mindset. Think of the children!

xroads1213

No mention of the person responsible? Im sure the car was speeding. It's like that all over town.

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DancerDC91

I share your sentiment about cyclists ignoring rules of the road, but for the love of God this was a 6-yr old CHILD in a quiet neighborhood. I see the group every day and they are a normal group of kids, enjoying a few hours of daylight after the first day of school. I'm glad some kids still play outside these days, drivers should EXPECT children in an area like this and SLOW THE HECK DOWN. Let the investigators do the investigating and take your judgments somewhere else.

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xroads1213

...and they make you really angry? Don't you wish you could just give them a little bump with your car? Do you pass them as close as possible to show your disdain? Do you honk at them when they don't stop at stop signs? Do you kick the dog when you get home? It's the little things that get simpletons going in this town.

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pcoe

[thumbdown], same type of jerk mentality that sees the need to drive in a wreckless manner because it suits them, tail gates in the fast lane because the car in front is only doing 10 mph over the speed limit instead of 25... Probably does not have children nor care about their saftey otherwise they would know kids make mistakes and errors in judgement; so it does not concern him that wheather the posted or unposted limit is obeyed when in reallity it is the drivers responsability to drive in a safe manner, and no not all accidents like this are the drivers fault in totality but most can be avoided by using common sense, and prudent amount of caution in areas with children at play...

kingesquivel

The story makes it seem like the driver was a lion waiting to pounce on the one that got separated from the herd. [angry]

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frederickhole

you obviously cannot follow the lines.[wink]

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