Students Struck By Vehicles
Two Incidents on Separate Days
December 3, 2021 • Sunset Street
On Friday, December 3, 2021, Coalinga police officers were dispatched to the emergency room at the Coalinga Regional Medical Center for a report of a child struck by a vehicle. The investigation revealed the child was being dropped off for school on Sunset Street. The child got out of their vehicle and immediately began to run across the street. A passing vehicle was unable to stop before striking the child. The child was taken to the emergency room by their parent and treated for minor injuries.
December 8, 2021 • Elm Avenue
On Tuesday, December 8, 2021, Coalinga police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Elm Avenue and Walnut Street At approximately 3:30 PM.
Witnesses stated that the juvenile pedestrian had began crossing Elm Avenue, in the crosswalk near Royal Lodge, before traffic had come to a stop. As the juvenile was crossing the road, they were struck by a vehicle that did not see them due to their vision being blocked by a larger vehicle traveling beside them. The juvenile was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno and treated for their injuries.
Fortunately, these collisions did not result in any major injuries and both juveniles are expected to
The Coalinga Police Department sends this message to parents: “Parents, please remind your children to make sure to look both ways before crossing the street, even
if they are in a crosswalk, and make sure traffic has stopped before crossing the road.”