Two 11-year-Old Pedestrians Injured in Collision near Harold Street

FORT BRAGG, CA (December 2, 2021) – Tuesday morning, two 11-year-old boys were hurt in a pedestrian accident on Oak Street.

Per reports, the boys were “lawfully crossing the street in the crosswalk” around 8:00 a.m. For reasons unknown, a car hit them at the intersection of Oak and Harold Street.

Paramedics responded and took one of the boys to a hospital with moderate injuries. The other pedestrian was treated at the scene.

According to preliminary investigations, the driver’s vision was impaired by the sun when he hit the boys. Upon impact, the driver pulled over and cooperated with authorities.

Officers do not believe impairment played a factor. Furthermore, police found “no evidence of criminal negligence” by the driver, but are planning to charge him with an infraction for driving at an unsafe speed.

No further details regarding the accident are public at this time; however, more information will be provided once made available.

Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, it is important to abide by all traffic laws and observe safety precautions. If you’re behind the wheel, avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. If you’re crossing the street, do so at designated crosswalks or intersections. By doing so, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.

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