A 12-year-old boy injured Tuesday afternoon in a motorcycle wreck in northwest Fort Worth has died from his injuries, officials confirm.
Elijah “Eli” Anderson was a sixth-grade student at Creekview Middle School, according to a release by the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district. Counselors will be available at the school today to support students and staff, the district said.
The wreck was reported at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 7000 block of Bowman Roberts Road, according to police and fire department reports.
According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, Anderson died from neck injuries suffered after the dirt bike he was riding struck a barbed wire fence.
He was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center but pronounced dead from his injuries at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday.
His death has been ruled accidental.
Elijah Matthew Anderson, 11, passed away tragically on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Fort Worth. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Fellowship, 7200 Robertson Road, near Eagle Mountain Lake. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home. Memorials: Friends and family who wish to donate to help defray expenses may contribute to Brian Anderson, c/o Larry Anderson, P.O. Box 471013, Fort Worth, Texas 76147. “Eli” was a beautiful boy who enriched the lives of everyone he met. He was a friend to all, especially to his family, and was always quick to laugh and dramatic in his love for life. Our hearts are broken. Survivors: Parents, Brian and Cathryn Anderson; brothers, Brandon and Noah Anderson; grandparents, Larry and Pamela Anderson, Gary And Carolyn Curry; uncles, Matt Anderson, Bret and Todd Curry; and a close family friend, Kassaundra Lawrence.