LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the boy who died on Friday after his bike collided with a truck as 7-year-old Quintus Faison. The cause of death is listed as a blunt head injury.
Metro Police are investigating a crash that left the child dead. The incident occurred around 6:40 p.m. at an apartment complex near Boulder Highway and Desert Inn.
Lt. Bret Ficklin of Metro’s Traffic Bureau says the child was riding his bike through the complex parking lot. A truck was driving through at the same time. When the vehicle went to make a left turn around a curve, Ficklin says it appears the child’s bike collided with its right side as he made a right turn.
Medical personnel responded, and the child was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where he later died.
Police say the driver of the truck remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. Speed and intoxication do not appear to be factors.
Ficklin notes this type of situation is rare and horribly tragic.
Officers also call this a sobering reminder to be aware while behind the wheel.
“It’s incidents like this that make you contemplate on circumstances, and we hope that people take this as an opportunity to reflect on if I am in these circumstances, or I see these circumstances, what can be done differently,” Ficklin said.
At this time, it doesn’t appear the driver will face any charges.