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Boy, 11, on scooter struck by tractor-trailer in Moorpark crosswalk

Saturday, December 21, 2013
This image from Google Maps shows the location where an 11-year-old boy was struck and injured by a tractor-trailer in Moorpark on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

This image from Google Maps shows the location where an 11-year-old boy was struck and injured by a tractor-trailer in Moorpark on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (KABC Photo)

An 11-year-old boy on a scooter was injured when a tractor-trailer struck him and drove off in Moorpark.

Authorities say the child was riding his scooter eastbound in the crosswalk at the intersection of Moorpark Avenue and Second Street when he was hit by an unidentified tractor-trailer traveling southbound on Moorpark Avenue at about 3:15 p.m. Friday.

The vehicle continued southbound on Moorpark Avenue and left the area. Emergency officials arrived on scene and treated the child, who was transported to Los Robles Hospital with serious injuries to his right leg. His parents were notified.

Moorpark police do not have any information about the tractor-trailer. It remains unknown whether the driver even knew he had hit the child.

If you have any information about this incident, you're urged to contact the Moorpark Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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