4-Year-Old Child Hospitalized after Pedestrian Accident near Hancock Street

MODESTO, CA (August 25, 2022) – Saturday night, a 4-year-old boy sustained injuries in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Donald Street.

The accident occurred around 9:40 p.m., just east of Hancock Street, on August 6th.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the boy and his father attempted to cross the street in a marked crosswalk when a white Dodge Nitro SUV traveling at high speeds struck the boy.

Moreover, officers stated that the boy was waiting for an ice cream truck near the crosswalk when the accident took place.

First responders rushed the boy to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. However, officers did not release the boy’s name or current condition.

Meanwhile, Modesto officials are investigating the pedestrian crash on Donald Street and urge anyone with information to reach their office at 209-545-7440.

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