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UPDATED: Boy, 6, Dies After Being Hit By Car While Walking in Santa Ana

**Editor's Note:  The boy's age was initially reported as 5, but police have updated their reports.

A 6-year-old boy was killed and his grandmother seriously injured when they were struck by a pickup truck as the woman walked the child and his 7-year-old sister to school Monday in Santa Ana.

The 48-year-old grandmother sustained a serious head injury and multiple broken bones, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna and Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. She was listed in critical condition, Bertagna said.

A 17-year-old boy was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck the pedestrians about 7:40 a.m. at Central Avenue and Ramona Drive, Bertagna said. The 7-year-old girl was not struck and escaped injury, according to Bertagna and Concialdi.

The teenager was driving his 13-year-old brother to Douglas MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate school before going to Segerstrom High School, where the driver is a student, Bertagna said.

The teen driver was driving south on Ramona and turning east on to Central when the pedestrians were struck, Bertagna said. The pedestrians were crossing Central, he added.

A motorist who was behind the teen driver returned to the scene of the collision to tell detectives the boy halted at a stop sign at the intersection, Bertagna said.

"It appears to be an accident," Bertagna said.

The 17-year-old was cooperative and "very polite" with investigators, Bertagna said.

"He's devastated by it," the corporal added.


– City News Service.

Ellen Hall October 14, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Praying for the Grandmother, for her physical and mental healing...both will be very hard..

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