NEWPORT BEACH ( — An 8-year-old boy riding a bicycle was fatally injured in a collision with a garbage truck Wednesday afternoon in Newport Beach.

The boy was struck about 1:30 p.m. on 15th Street between Irvine and Fullerton avenues near Newport Heights Elementary School, as he was biking home from the school.

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One mother said the stretch of road is notoriously dangerous for kids, with many speeding drivers.

The boy’s name was withheld pending family notification.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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