Crosby student fatally struck while cycling to school

CROSBY, Texas – The Crosby community is mourning the death of a teenager killed on his way to school on Highway 90.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the thirteen-year-old boy, a student at Crosby Middle School, was struck and killed by a motorist while crossing Highway 90 on his bicycle last Friday morning, April 10.

The accident happened around 6:00 a.m. near the highway intersection with Bohemian Hall Road.

Deputies said the boy was hit by several cars. The driver who first hit the boy did not stop, then another driver hit the bicycle and stopped to call police, deputies said. The first driver, returned later to the scene to talk to investigators, deputies said. He was detained but is unknown if any charges will be filed.

The boy was transported by helicopter to Memorial Herman Hospital where he was pronouced dead.

The boy’s name has not been released; according to the boy’s friends, he regularly biked to school.

Counselors at Crosby Middle School helped students deal with the tragedy and condolences have been offered on the school’s district Facebook page.

Todd Hicks, Crosby Middle School principal posted the following statement on facebook:

“It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to you today. CMS is grieving after receiving tragic news this morning that a Crosby Middle School student was involved in a fatal bicycle-auto traffic accident on Highway 90 in Crosby. The student was transported by ambulance to the hospital where his guardian met with emergency response officials to discuss the situation. Because of the student’s age,and with respect to his parents, his name is being withheld at this time. Students and teachers at CMS are currently being made aware of the situation and grief counselors are on site to support students and staff members. Please keep this family in your players during this very painful time.”

In a community like Crosby, where almost everybody knows everybody and ties are close, something like this “resonates very quickly with a lot of people in Crosby,” said Dr. Keith Moore, Crosby ISD Superintendent.

The area where the accident occured on Highway 90 is a busy road, with no street lights, reports said.