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15-Year-Old Girl Dragged by Truck on Rio Linda Boulevard

RIO LINDA, CA – (April 22, 2021) – Tuesday night, 15-year-old Karla Naranjo sustained injuries after a bicycle accident on Elkhorn Boulevard.

The tragic incident occurred near Rio Linda Boulevard just after 6:00 p.m., on April 13.

According to officials, Naranjo was riding her bike and came to a halt in the bike lane to ensure that it was safe to cross. Then she saw a truck exiting the 7-Eleven parking lot had come to a halt, giving her the impression that it was safe to continue.

She then proceeded to cross the street when the truck struck and dragged her. Karla Naranjo was sustained serious injuries. However, the extent of her condition was not immediately disclosed.

At this time, no other information was released. Authorities are now investigating to determine further details.

Furthermore, Karla Naranjo’s friends and family set up a GoFundMe page for her medical bills.

Whether you’re operating a vehicle or a bicycle is is imperative that you follow all traffic laws. Make sure to maintain focus on the road and avoid distractions that can easily lead to dangerous collisions. For the safety of yourself and others around, always practice safe habits on the road.


Turn to Sweet James if you have been injured in a bicycle accident. They have the resources, experience, and staff to successfully fight for you in court. For over 20 years, their legal team has helped families received the justice and compensation that they deserve. They will fight tirelessly by your side through every step of the process. Call them for a free consultation at (800) 975-3435. To obtain a police report, click here.

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LA Weekly