Eleven Students Injured in Pedestrian Collision near Roosevelt High School

FRESNO, CA (September 8, 2023) – Wednesday afternoon, eleven students sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident on Tulare Avenue.

Police responded to the scene around 3:30 p.m., near Cedar Avenue and the Roosevelt High School campus.

According to reports, the 16-year-old driver of a black pickup-truck turned south onto Cedar at a high rate of speed.

There, the driver lost control and jumped a curb before striking multiple students waiting at the bus stop. Medics arrived and transported eleven students to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Following the collision, the teen driver and his 14-year-old sister were picked up by a family member and fled the scene. According to the police, authorities managed to pull over the vehicle and take the suspect into custody. Fresno officials will investigate the incident as a felony hit-and-run.

Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity which creates a potential distraction. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.

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