Gresham police: 9-year-old girl on bike struck by driver, suffered trauma to head


GRESHAM, Ore. – A 9-year-old girl suffered trauma injuries to her head Tuesday night when she was struck by a driver while riding a bicycle in Gresham, police said.

The Gresham Police Department says officers and medical personnel responded to the intersection of Southeast Caruthers Street and Southeast 179th Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. for the report of a crash involving a car and a child on a bicycle.

Police say the girl was not wearing a helmet when she was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.

She was taken to a hospital with trauma injuries to her head. Police did not know her current condition Wednesday morning.

Investigators say a 31-year-old man from Gresham was driving the SUV west on Southeast Caruthers Street when he struck the girl who was riding in the street with her friends.

The driver remained at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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