Boy on Bike Hit by Car, Clings to Life

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Bushard Street and Rose Avenue.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle suffered life-threatening injuries this morning in a collision with a car in Fountain Valley, police said.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Bushard Street and Rose Avenue, said Fountain Valley police Sgt. Steve DeSantis.

A Volvo sedan was southbound on Bushard Street when the bicyclist entered the street from the west curb line of Bushard north of Rose Avenue and the two collided, he said.

The Volvo's driver remained at the scene after the crash and the boy was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, DeSantis said.

A preliminary investigation found that the crash was not drug- or alcohol-related, he said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash was urged to contact Fountain Valley police at (714) 593-4484.

--City News Service

Penny Arévalo March 21, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Hi Cheryl, Yes, they have released the name. I'm working on a story. What did the message say? penny
Josie Oliver March 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM
My heart is breaking for the poor family of this young man. He is the same grade as my twin sons. There are no words that can bring any comfort to this terrible tragedy. I pray for his family and that they may find the strength to deal with their grief. God bless them.
Penny Arévalo March 21, 2014 at 10:22 PM
story here: http://fountainvalley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/boy-on-bike-struck-by-car-in-fountian-valley-dies
Jaren Koelzer March 21, 2014 at 10:56 PM
My son and I live right here at these cross streets. My son left to ride his bike to FVHS right after this happened. Such a horrific tragedy. Hits way to close to home. My heart goes out to Sean's friends and family.
Nhi MamaBooey March 26, 2014 at 02:08 AM
Hi Penny, is there any way you can help spread the word that an official fundraising page has been created for Sean's family to help with funeral costs and what not? If you have any questions regarding the page, you may contact me or our parish, Holy Spirit Church, Faith Formation Ministry. Here is the page: http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/15-year-old-sean-severson-forever-in-our-hearts/154507 Even if the readers on this page cannot donate monetarily, if they can donate just a minute of their time and share the site, it will help spread the love and generosity. Many, many thanks in advance.


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