LIVERMORE -- A 16-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Friday night when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk on South Livermore Avenue, police said.

The collision happened at 8:37 p.m. as the teen was attempting to cross the avenue in a marked crosswalk between First Street and Railroad Avenue, according to a Livermore police news release.

The driver of a Honda traveling south on South Livermore Avenue did not see the teen and struck him with the front of the vehicle.

The injured teen was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released, police said. The collision was under investigation, but police do not believe alcohol was a contributing factor. The roadway was closed for about three hours after the collision.

This was the sixth injury to a pedestrian this year in Livermore, where such collisions have been on the rise in recent years, police said. There were 18 pedestrian injuries in all of 2011, up from 17 the previous year. There have been no fatalities since 2008.

Livermore police will conduct three crosswalk enforcement operations over the next two months, during which officers will target specific crosswalks and cite drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians crossing the roadway, according to the release.



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