A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized after being hit by a car on Highway 140 Friday morning.
The Merced Police Department said that the teenage pedestrian was hit by a vehicle driving westbound on Highway 140 at approximately 7:45 a.m. For unknown reasons, the boy stepped into the roadway, and the driver, Cecilia Aguilar, 52, of Planada, was unable to avoid hitting him. A city bus traveling in the opposite direction prevented Aguilar from moving into the opposite lane to avoid the collision, according to Merced Police Commander Floyd Higdon.
The boy was taken to a Modesto hospital's trauma unit, where he was listed in stable condition, Higdon said.
Aguilar was not speeding, and despite the fog, weather was not a factor in the accident, Higdon said.
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