Car strikes, in­jures boy

Antelope Valley Press - - FRONT PAGE -

PALMDALE (CNS) — A boy was in­jured Sun­day when he was struck by a ve­hi­cle on a Palmdale street, au­thor­i­ties said.

It hap­pened at 1:05 p.m. in the 5300 block of Evergem Av­enue, Lt. M. Mar­ion of the Palmdale Sher­iff ’s Sta­tion said.

The boy was taken to a hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to Los An­ge­les County Fire De­part­ment Dis­patch Su­per­vi­sor Imy McBride.

A news videog­ra­pher at the scene said the vic­tim was a 13-year-old boy with autism who was rid­ing his scooter when he was struck by a 2000 Lincoln Town Car, whose driver said he tried to avoid hit­ting the boy.

Au­thor­i­ties could not pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the ex­tent of the boy’s in­juries.

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