Bryan kids concerned after young boy hit by car

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) -- A 10-year-old boy is recovering Friday after Bryan Police says he was hit by a car while riding his bike Thursday evening, but people who live in the area say accidents nearby have been very prevalent lately.

"I like to go outside and ride my bike and go to the park," said 11-year-old Bianca Alvarado.

Alvarado is trying to spend her summer days outside, but lately, she's been on edge.

"Cars have been speeding and people have been getting hurt," Alvarado said.

Bryan Police say a 10-year-old boy riding his bike was hit by a woman driving her car Thursday evening. Bianca and her older brother, Jacob are worried about other kids getting hurt.

"I'm concerned about the safety and when my family or friends come out here… I'm worried about them," said 13-year-old Jacob Salazar.

Jacob and Bianca's mom has cameras set up outside her house because she says cars speeding down 24th Street in Bryan is always an issue.

"Cars are driving really fast and I have to pay attention really hard so that I don't get hit," Alvarado said.

In one of the surveillance camera videos, the viewer can see the car right before it hits the little boy. Jacob says he was playing outside and he saw it all happen.

"He didn't see the car and when he was going downhill, the car didn't really see him and he got hit by it," Salazar continued. "I was just in shock. I didn't know what to say or what to do."

Jacob and Bianca live on the corner of Preston Avenue and 24th Street, and there isn’t much signage about driving slow.

One block over though, three is one sign showing the speed limit and to watch out for children.

But the kids say it's still not enough.

"Speed bumps everywhere down this road," Salazar said.

The little boy’s family says he broke his leg and had surgery Friday morning. The driver of the car was cited for failure to control speed.