PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after the dirt bike he was riding on a city street smashed into a sport-utility vehicle.
Police didn’t immediately release the rider’s name, but say the bike wasn’t registered for street riding and ran a red light.
Police Chief Inspector Scott Small says the boy wasn’t wearing a helmet and had been seen riding recklessly elsewhere in the city’s Lawncrest section Tuesday night. The fatal crash happened about 10:30 p.m.
The boy died of head trauma at a hospital. The driver of the SUV wasn’t hurt.
The crash remains under investigation.