LANCASTER – A 7-year-old boy is clinging to life after being struck by a car Sunday evening on Avenue K, near 22ndStreet West in Lancaster.
The identity of the victim or the driver has not been released, but authorities said alcohol was not a factor in the collision and the driver is not facing charges at this time.
The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:
Traffic investigators from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station are investigating the circumstances of an auto vs. pedestrian collision which occurred in Lancaster on July 22, 2012 at approximately 7 p.m.
Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed the pedestrian was standing with several other youths on the north side of Avenue K.
The victim left the sidewalk and ran into the street, where he was struck by a sedan being driven westbound on Avenue K.
The victim was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles in critical condition. The driver of the sedan was not injured. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in this collision.
The identity of the victim or driver has not been released.
The investigation into this serious collision is continuing. Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate this collision, and ask if anyone has information regarding this incident, to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Enforcement Team at (661) 948-8466.
Updated 7/25/12: As of 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, the boy’s condition was unchanged, and he remains in critical condition at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, according to Sgt. Paul Pfrehm of the Lancaster Station.