CONCORD -- A 14-year-old boy was badly injured after he was struck by a car while walking to basketball practice Monday afternoon in North Concord.
The boy was crossing Solano Way at Grant street about 1:25 p.m. when he was struck by a Toyota Scion xA sedan, police said. A preliminary investigation suggests the boy was in the crosswalk at the time, Lt. Bill Roche said. The woman driving the car stopped at the scene and cooperated with officers.
An ambulance took the boy to John Muir Medical Center in Concord, but he was later transferred to Children's Hospital in Oakland with major internal injuries, police said. An update on his condition was not available late Monday.
The teen had just left his house and was headed to his team practice when he was hit, the boy's father told police. Police did not disclose where the boy went to school.
Shawna Compas, a clerk at a nearby Bonfare market, ran out to the street after a customer told her about the crash.
"I just saw him, the little boy, laying there lifeless," she said, still shaking.
The incident is under investigation, including whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, police said. The posted speed limit in the area is 30 mph.
Solano Way was closed at Grant Street for several hours after the crash.