UPDATE: Roseville teen hit by car recovering from serious injuries
The Roseville police department says a 13-year-old boy who was struck down by a car Friday night in Roseville is recovering from his injuries — injuries that were classified as major when he was rushed to a hospital as one of his friends looked on.
Officers have also noted, after an investigation, that the driver of the car will not face any charges.
The incident occurred around 4:50 p.m. on Washington Boulevard near the Industrial Avenue intersection. It was nearly dark, and Roseville officers have determined that the teenager croosed the roadway in a dangerous manner.
“It looks like a case where the boy ran out in front of the driver,” said Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther. “The driver just didn’t have an opportunity to stop.”
The teen was hit by the front end of a Nissan sedan, which remained at the scene with visible damage to its hood. The Roseville Fire Department quickly arrived. Firefighters and paramedics worked on the victim for nearly 20 minutes before he was rushed by ambulance to an area hospital. A Roseville police cruiser ran ahead of the ambulance with its lights and siren on, parting traffic.
A teenage friend of the victim told the Press Tribune that he had watched the accident unfold. That boy, along with the driver of the sedan, was questioned by Roseville police officers.
Washington Boulevard was closed between Industrial Avenue and Pleasant Grove Boulevard for several hours.
While HIPAA laws prevent the hospital from commenting on the teenager’s status, Gunther said Roseville officers had recently spoken to his family.
“They told us he was doing much better now,” Gunther said.
The Press Tribune had a reporter on-scene for this incident.