Kings Beach collision injures pedestrian |

Kings Beach collision injures pedestrian

A teenage boy was hit by a car in Kings Beach Saturday as he crossed the

street in a crosswalk.

The 15-year-old, whose name has not been released, was taken by ambulance to Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee at approximately 2:45 p.m. His injuries were unknown as of press time.

The car, a white Pontiac Grand Prix, was heading westbound in the left

lane and the teenager was running north to south, said officer James

Rexius of the California Highway Patrol.

“I don’t know if (the teenager) was trying to catch up with some friends,” Rexius said.

The car had stopped for pedestrians earlier and was only going 5 mph when it hit the boy, Rexius said.

The driver of the car was an elderly male.

“It was fortunate the car was only going 5 mph,” Rexius said. “If a car is going 30 mph, the injuries (would have been) a lot worse.”

Teresa Negrete, who owns the Kings Beach business 99 cents And More, near where the accident occurred, said she heard the commotion while she was working.

“Everyday, all day I hear brakes,” Negrete said. “Some people don’t stop. When a woman was hit before, my son called the ambulance right away. I think there needs to be a light.”

– Staff Reports

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