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February 8, 2014

Two teens injured in collision

Two Livingston teenagers were seriously injured Friday after they were apparently struck by a vehicle while walking on Main Street, the Livingston Police Department reported.

Two Livingston teenagers were injured Friday after they were apparently struck by a vehicle while walking on Main Street, the Livingston Police Department reported.

Two girls, ages 15 and 16, were injured just before 6 p.m. in the 1500 block of Main Street, Livingston police said in a news release.

The 15-year-old girl was flown to U.C. Davis Medical Center with unspecified “serious” injuries and the other girl was taken to an area hospital, Chief Ruben Chavez said. Updates on their conditions were not available over the weekend.

The driver, 49-year-old Conrad Avila, was believed to be at fault in the collision and speed was likely the primary cause, police said.

No arrests or citations had been issued as of Saturday. Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to have been a factor, police said.

Responding officers discovered one of the girls lying on the ground bleeding and the was on a nearby sidewalk, bleeding from her face. The vehicle was blocking the roadway, its front windshield appeared smashed in, police said in the statement.

Exactly how the crash occurred was still under investigation over the weekend.

Both girls were in the roadway when they were struck and police believe they were walking in crosswalk at the time, though investigators received conflicting accounts at the scene, Chavez said.

“Obviously, when it’s raining and dark motorists need to slow down and be careful and pedestrians also need to take precautions as well,” Chavez said. “Just because you may be in a crosswalk, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to cross the street at that time.”

The roadway was shut down for about 45 minutes while police investigated the scene.

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