Updated at 3:59 p.m.: At lunch today, Tuesday, a Crescenta Valley High School student pedestrian was hit by a CVHS student driver. Reportedly, the pedestrian did not look and the driver did not have time to stop. The pedestrian reportedly had a compound fracture and was transported to the hospital.
According to Officer Fan of the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at Encinal west of Ramsdell Avenue in La Crescenta at 1:10 p.m. The victim and his friend were playing around on the sidewalk.
“The victim then decided to jump into the street from between two parked cars as a car was traveling eastbound on Encinal toward CV High School,” said Officer Fan.
The right rear view mirror struck the victim and he fell to the ground. The car’s tire ran over his right leg. He was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital.
Several interviews were conducted at the scene with witnesses. There were no charges filed against the student driver, said Officer Fan.
GUSD administrators remind the community to take two minutes to remember to do the basic things we all learn in elementary school:
- Look before you step out into traffic
- Establish eye contact with the driver and wait for them to slow down
- Use crosswalks
- Drive safely – at or under the posted speed limit while around a school
- Focus on driving – don’t allow yourself to be distracted by music, friends or texts