Rochester Boy Remains Stable After Bike Accident
12-year-old was struck by a car while he was crossing Tienken Road on Tuesday afternoon.
A 12-year-old Rochester boy remained in stable condition Thursday morning, two days after being struck by a car while riding a bike across Tienken Road.
A family friend said he did not suffer any broken bones.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the boy was crossing Tienken Road just east of Rochester Road at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday. He cleared stopped eastbound traffic and entered the westbound lane when he was struck.
He did not cross in a crosswalk.
The driver of the car that struck the boy attempted to brake and steer away from the bicyclist but was unable to avoid a collision, according to a sheriff's news release.
Rochester Patch readers, reacting to news of the accident, expressed concerns about bike safety in the city — and safety near Tienken Road, specifically.
"Given the proximity of the schools in the neighborhood and the traffic volume on Tienken, it is imperative that the city take actions to prevent such a tragedy from happening again," reader Jessica Opfer wrote.
"Until drivers slow down and become more aware of the foot and bike traffic, this will be an issue," reader Claire Ahearn wrote.