6-year-old boy struck, critically injured by pickup truck in Azusa

AZUSA >> A 6-year-old boy clung to life at a hospital in “critical-but-stable” condition after being struck by a car while crossing the street with his mother late Thursday, police said.
The incident took place just after 7:40 p.m. in the 700 block of North Vernon Avenue, according to Azusa police Sgt. Robert Landeros.
“The child and his mother attempted to cross the street outside of the crosswalk when the collision occurred,” Landeros said in a written statement. “The driver of the vehicle stopped after the collision and rendered aid to the child.”
The boy suffered serious injuries, including serious head trauma, officials said.
Paramedics rushed the young patient by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment.
“The child suffered multiple injuries and is in critical but stable condition,” Landeros said. “However, the child is expected to survive.”
The man at the wheel of the involved pickup truck cooperated with investigators, officials said. Intoxicated driving was not suspected to be a factor.
No further details were available Friday morning.
Anyone with information can reach Azusa police at 626-812-3200.

— City News Service contributed to this report

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