10-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by Car Dies

The 10-year-old boy is in critical condition, police say

The 10-year-old boy who was critically injured in a crash while riding his bicycle in Waldorf, Maryland, has died. 

Charles County police say James Maples was crossing McDaniel Road in a designated crosswalk when he was struck by a car Sunday afternoon. 

Police say Maples suffered life-threatening head trauma despite wearing a helmet. He died at the hospital two days later. 

The fifth-grader was with his mother and two friends when he was hit.

The driver of the Nissan Altima that struck him stopped after hitting him. There were no skid marks. 

Police are investigating whether it was a case of distracted driving. They are checking phone records and how fast she was driving.

No charges have been filed at this time. 

Residents told News4 people drive too fast in the area.

The crosswalk is clearly marked, and signs warn drivers to watch for pedestrians and bikers.

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