7-year-old hit by pickup truck while riding bike in Garden Grove

A 7-year-old boy struck by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle in Garden Grove over the weekend was fighting for his life today, Garden Grove police said.

Emergency responders rushed to the 13400 block of El Prado Avenue about 5:45 p.m. Sunday where the boy had been struck by a Ford F-150 truck, Garden Grove Lt. Travis Whitman said. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was in a medically induced coma today, Officer Adam Zmija said.

The truck was eastbound on El Prado going toward Lewis Street when the boy rode into its path. The truck dragged the bike a short distance before stopping and the boy was not wearing a helmet, Whitman said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation and Garden Grove police were asking witnesses to call Investigator Jason Perkins at (714) 741-5823 or Officer Zmija at (714) 741-5847.

No citations have been issued so far, Zmija said.