VISTA (CNS) - A 17-year-old boy struck by a car while riding a skateboard on the wrong side of a Vista street was hospitalized Sunday.
The accident in the 400 block of Taylor St. was reported about 6:35 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Werner said.
The teen was going east on the westbound side of the road when he was struck by a Toyota Matrix, he said.
The youth, whose name was unavailable, was taken to Palomar Medical Center by helicopter to be treated for what deputies called "serious but non-life-threatening injuries," Werner said.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."