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5-Year-Old Hit By Vehicle, Airlifted to Hospital

Officials say boy struck when running in between cars near Arroyo Seco Elementary School.

A 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon and airlifted to a hospital, Officer Glen Robbins said.

At about 1:40 p.m., emergency crews were sent to Kathy Way, near , for a report of a boy that was hit by a vehicle.

The boy suffered a broken ankle and injuries to his face from the accident, Robbins said. He was transported by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Oakland as a precaution.

Police are investigating the accident and officials say the boy apparently was running in between vehicles when the accident occured.

The driver of the vehicle, a 58-year-old woman, was not arrested and there was no indication she was driving at a high rate of speed, Robbins said.

Last month a . The teen in that accident suffered a broken leg.

Superintendent Kelly Bowers said she is working with the police department to help remind motorists to be extra cautious when driving near schools.

Police also have provided back-to-school traffic safety tips .

LBS September 26, 2011 at 05:50 PM
As reported on the LPD website under Traffic division: It’s that time of year again…. Back to school 2011 As part of our continuing Parking, Education, Enforcement Program (P.E.E.P.) the Livermore Police Department's Traffic Unit will be monitoring the schools at drop off and pick up times on a daily basis. Citations may be issued to drivers who do not follow the rules. Magnus this will be the last time I respond to you regarding this very important safety issue. As it states above the police department takes this issue very seriously. While I agree that we as a community should calmly and respectfully let our parents know that they are putting kids at risk with there dangerous practices this is not always productive. This is why we have a traffic division to respond to traffic issues. And guess what citations increase revenue! You sound like a very nice citizen but your play nice fix for this is not reality. This is a very serious issue that needs serious attention. Let us all agree that parents and children need to practice safety first so no one else is injured or worse! I will now unsubscribe to this email chain so as not to end up annoyed at your silliness.
MagnusT September 27, 2011 at 11:30 PM
They generate revenues for whom? Did you really just say that? I can't believe my eyes, but there it is! Where in the city bylaws does it say the police shall be funded by citation revenue? I think that's what our property taxes are for, don't you? If the cops can't get by on the budget that we the people give them then they are obviously mismanaging their budget. Perhaps they should focus less on traffic checkpoints and extracurricular paramilitary training and focus more on serving the people. Some of us don't want to pay for their services anymore. Some of us can provide the same service better, more efficiently, and cheaper. You call the cops if you want to, but don't be surprised if it comes back to bite you in the end.
David H. October 01, 2011 at 10:30 PM
It's not just the responsibility of the tax payers to higher more crossing guards, it's also the responsibility of the drivers to pay more attention during school hours. Everyone has a part to play. I drop my kid off everyday at Croce and I agree that a crossing guard is needed at that intersection. However, everyone needs to pay more attention.
Ginger October 02, 2011 at 09:57 PM
hey why don't we go back to school buses.
elizabeth October 08, 2011 at 06:58 AM
its amazing how many people are quick to blame the kids. i have six kids and talk to them dailey (no lie) about street saftey, these are kids being hit and they make mistakes and are learning everyday. why doesnt the city and all concerned parents (like myself) address the real issues... there is not enough crosswalks or crossing guards at these schools, also if you choose to drive a car you take on the responsibility of changing your driving as conditions call for. like going slow (i think 15 or slower) in front of schools or in neighborhoods. if drivers would take a few seconds to slow down and except kids will be in and around streets when school gets out these accdents wouldnt happen.Yes kids should use crosswalks but i think its a joke how people exspect kids to make better chooses than the licensed drivers. i will continue to teach my kids that they have to do just that, make better chooses than some drivers are!

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