Santa Rosa child hit in crosswalk on way to school
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.
A 12-year-old Santa Rosa youth hit by a car as he rode his motorized scooter to school Tuesday morning was treated for minor injuries, reported Santa Rosa police.
The boy was struck at about 7:50 a.m. as he rode in a crosswalk at Wyoming and Oregon drives, said traffic Sgt. Mike Numainville.
The youth is a student at nearby Herbert Slater Middle School. Numainville declined to release the boy's name, saying officers are attempting to determine who is at fault in the collision and charges could be filed against the youth.
Driver Stephanie Kelly, 38, of Santa Rosa was headed toward the school and making a right turn onto Oregon Drive when she ran into him.
Kelly told officers she didn't see him because she was blinded by sunshine, said Numainville.
Officers confirmed glare was a factor.
The boy was knocked to the ground and had scrapes and bruises. He wasn't wearing a helmet, Numainville said.
He was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, treated and released.