December 11, 2012

11-year-old boy struck by car in Merced

An 11-year-old boy is listed in stable condition after being struck by a car Monday night in the 1000 block of Loughborough Drive, Merced police reported.

Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 7 p.m.

Witnesses told police the boy was trying to run across the street when he was struck by a 1991 Honda Accord. The driver, 73-year-old Theresa Noble, said she was driving eastbound on Loughborough Drive when she saw the boy. She told police she swerved her car, trying to avoid hitting him, but was unable to, according to Sgt. Bobby Chapman.

The boy was flown to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. Police say DUI is not a factor in the crash.

-- Sun-Star staff

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