Student Struck by SUV in San Diego Pedestrian Crash
SAN DIEGO, CA (January 29, 2019) – An 11-year-old student was hurt after the child was hit by an SUV in a school parking lot on Friday, January 25.
According to San Diego police, the incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at Ocean View Hills Elementary School, on Del Sol Boulevard in the Ocean Crest neighborhood near Otay Mesa.
The child had run in front of a 2017 Cadillac Escalade driven by a 57-year-old woman, police said.
The accident took place on an access road at the back of the school by a park, a district official stated.
The child was transported to a hospital with a head injury that officials said was not considered to be life-threatening.
According to San Ysidro School District spokesman Francisco Mata, administrators sent parents a letter to inform them of the incident. The letter stated that school staffers immediately responded and called 911.
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