In two unrelated incidents that occurred about the same time Wednesday, a mother and son were struck and injured by a car in an unincorporated county area near Covina, and another woman and small child were struck and injured in Altadena:
COVINA — A pregnant mother and her young child were struck and injured by a car Wednesday as they crossed San Bernardino Road in an unincorporated county area near Covina, officials said.
The child, estimated to be three years old, didn’t appear to suffer any severe injuries, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. The mother, who was seven months pregnant, had stable vital signs but suffered abrasions and complained of pain to her hip.
Both were taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment, officials said.
The woman, who was in her early 20s, was using a stroller about 6:30 p.m. to push her child across the street in a crosswalk near Walnut Haven Drive when they were struck, California Highway Patrol Officer William Bury said.
A man driving a car failed to see the mother and son and struck them, Bury said. The investigation was ongoing, however nothing criminal was initially suspected.
ALTADENA — A woman and a young boy were struck and badly injured by a car Wednesday as they crossed Altadena Drive, authorities said.
The incident was reported just after 6:30 p.m. on Altadena Drive near Glenrose Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol logs.
A woman estimated to be in her 20s and a boy of about 5 years old were crossing the street in a crosswalk when they were struck by a small SUV that was eastbound, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Mike McCormick said.
The boy was hospitalized in critical condition, while the woman appeared to have suffered moderate injuries, the captain said.
The driver of the SUV, a woman estimated to be in her 50s, did not appear injured but was extremely upset by the “very unfortunate accident” and was hospitalized as a precaution, McCormick said.
The cause of the crash was being investigated by the Altadena office of the CHP.