OAKLEY (September 6, 2016)- According to the East Bay Times, Kaleb Vancil, 14, has been identified as the young teen fatally struck riding his bicycle Sunday evening.
The collision happened at roughly 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of Big Break Road and Vintage Parkway.
Preliminary investigations disclose that the 14-year-old boy had been riding on the sidewalk and attempted to pass several pedestrians in front of him. He entered the street and was suddenly struck by a passing motorist heading northbound in the same direction.
Vancil was rushed to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital while in very serious condition. He remained hospitalized through Monday morning, where he sadly succumbed to his injuries.
Police officials confirmed that the driver involved in this collision who struck the 14-year-old teen remained at the scene and was cooperative with police officials throughout the interrogation process.
Per the East Bay Times, Vancil had gone through a long battle with renal failure and was about to undergo a procedure in hope to repair his kidneys and bladder as his mother, Gina Vancil, was going to donate one of her kidneys to her son.
Kaleb, despite his condition, was very active and had a passion for water polo and did not let his health situation prevent him from participating and being competitive.
Freedom High School athletics, the high school in which Vancil attended, will be having a moment of silence for all upcoming sports games to acknowledge their fallen classmate.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Kaleb Vancil as they search for peace and comfort.
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