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Car Hits 2-Year-Old, Mom in North Hollywood Intersection

The little girl is considered in critical condition.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Eds. Note: This story was updated at 12:25 p.m. Monday to correct the sex of the child.

A 2-year-old boy was seriously injured today when she and her mother were hit by a small car in North Hollywood.

Los Angeles firefighters were sent to the complicated, six-way intersection in North Hollywood at 10:38 a.m. The mother and child were hit by a small car at the crossing of Lankershim and Burbank boulevards and Tujunga Avenue.

The child was reported in serious condition, and the mother in fair condition, fire spokesman Erik Scott said.

--City News Service


I hope the best for this little girl. Please follow up with detals.
Toluca Lake Observer June 09, 2014 at 01:38 PM
Several news sources have noted that "the woman was not in a crosswalk." Per the California Vehicle Code, it is not necessary for a crosswalk to be marked to be a crosswalk: Per California Vehicle Code Section 21950, pedestrians have the right-of-way in marked or unmarked crosswalks "Crosswalk" is defined in California Vehicle Code Section 275 as either: That portion of a roadway included within the prolongation or connection of the boundary lines of sidewalks at intersections where the intersecting roadways meet at approximately right angles, except the prolongation of such lines from an alley across a street. Any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.

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