A teenager died after being struck by a car near the intersection of Santa Clara Avenue and Everett Street this afternoon, Monday, May 16.
A police officer at the scene said that it was not clear — during the rainy afternoon — what had caused the accident.
The boy, however, was supposedly not wearing a helmet.
“It is horrible. We hope that bike riders always wear their helmets and look both ways before crossing an intersection,” said the member of the Alameda Police Department, who wished to go unnamed.
Members of the community discussed the incident in the early evening at the nearby Kamakura Restaurant — many expressing disbelief as they read the story on the Alameda Patch website through their mobile phones about the loss of the 13-year-old.
The area around the intersection was closed to traffic for roughly two hours, neighbors said, but reopened before 7 p.m.