Child Suffers Leg Injury Following San Diego Pedestrian Crash
SAN DIEGO, CA (December 19, 2018) – A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle in the 4700 block of Newport Avenue near Ebers Street.
According to San Diego police Officer John Buttle, the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. when the child and his family was walking on the north side of the street looking at the Christmas lights on the other side. The 7-year-old child stepped from the north curb onto the street and was hit by an oncoming 2006 Lexus headed westbound on Newport Avenue.
The unidentified victim was shuttled to a nearby hospital with a serious leg injury. Meanwhile, the driver of the Lexus, a 55-year-old man, stopped at the scene and was questioned by officers. Police confirmed that impairment did not play a role in the crash.
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