The 5/3/10 edition of the Daily Star-Journal identified the driver as Christine M. Wright, 44, of Warrensburg. According to an investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol, the child was entering the road from a private driveway at about 7:45 pm when the accident occurred.
An ambulance rushed the second grader to Children's Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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It is not known if either child was wearing helmets at the time of the collisions, nor is it known if charges will be laid in the incidents. Investigation into the two bicycle accidents is continuing.
The accidents serve as a needed reminder with the onset of spring that drivers should watch out for children on bicycles. Tragically, bicycle accidents always spike in the warmer months.