Motorcyclist Strikes Boy in La Canada


Friday night a 14-year-old boy was struck as he walked across Foothill Boulevard at Chevy Chase Drive. He was struck by a motorcycle traveling westbound on Foothill Boulevard.

“It happened about 10 p.m. [Friday],” said Lt. Tuinstera of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s station.

The boy was transferred to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. The victim was carried about 50 feet before becoming dislodged from the motorcycle’s windshield and fell to the street. The motorcyclist struck the center median and the rider was thrown to the street. L.A. County Fire Dept. paramedics from Station 19 arrived on scene. Both the motorcyclist and pedestrian were transported to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. The pedestrian suffered a broken femur and collapsed lung according to the sheriff’s report.

“I don’t have an update on his condition, but his injuries did not seem life threatening,” said Tuinstera in an interview at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries, Tuinstera said.

According to the report, witnesses saw the 14-year-old attempt to cross northbound on Foothill Boulevard against the red light when he was struck.

Tunsitra said the cause of the accident hasn’t yet been determined; the investigation is ongoing.