The teenager struck by a car in Village I on Wednesday afternoon suffered a broken collarbone and other injuries, but his condition has stabilized, authorities said this morning.
The 13-year-old, who is alert and talking, is still undergoing tests today after he was flown Wednesday to an out-of-area hospital to determine if there were any head or internal injuries, Sgt. Rick Armendariz of the Modesto Police Department said.
He said the boy suffered abrasions and complained of pain after he was struck by a sports utility vehicle at the intersection of Floyd and Millbrook avenues at about 3 p.m..
The Dan Savage Middle School student was walking north on Millbrook when he crossed the eastbound lanes of Floyd, stopping in the center island, Armendariz said.
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Initial reports that he was on a bicycle were inaccurate, Armendariz said.
From the center island, the boy darted out into the westbound lanes and was hit by the SUV.
Armendariz said preliminary reports indicate that the teenager was at fault for failing to yield to traffic.
The intersection is about a half-mile northwest of the school.