15-year-old boy struck by truck in Poway - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

15-year-old boy struck by truck in Poway

Posted: Updated:

POWAY (CNS) - A 15-year-old boy who didn't see that a pickup truck was towing a trailer was run over by it, and broke his leg in several places, a sheriff's sergeant said Sunday.

The boy told deputies he saw the northbound Dodge Ram pickup truck and planned to cross the intersection of Midland Road and Cynthia Lane behind it around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. But the victim said he did not realize the truck was pulling a trailer, sheriff's Sgt. David Cheever said.

He started running west, into the intersection, after the truck passed and was hit by the trailer, Cheever said.

The boy sustained a compound leg fracture and was taken to Rady Children's Hospital by paramedics, according to the sergeant.

The pickup's driver stopped after the crash and waited for deputies to arrive, Cheever said.

Cheever said investigators did not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Three-alarm fire at Brown Field

    Three-alarm fire at Brown Field

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:09:14 GMT
    An explosive three-alarm fire engulfed three hangars at Brown Field Tuesday, causing an estimated $700,000 worth of damage and forcing a several-hour closure of the municipal airport's runways. 
    An explosive three-alarm fire engulfed three hangars at Brown Field Tuesday, causing an estimated $700,000 worth of damage and forcing a several-hour closure of the municipal airport's runways. 
  • Lane-splitting is legal, but should it be?

    Lane-splitting is legal, but should it be?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:08:47 GMT
    If you've ever been stuck sitting in traffic, you've probably seen motorcyclists cutting through lanes and whizzing by. It's a move called lane-splitting, and while it's potentially dangerous, it's perfectly legal. 
    If you've ever been stuck sitting in traffic, you've probably seen motorcyclists cutting through lanes and whizzing by. It's a move called lane-splitting, and while it's potentially dangerous, it's perfectly legal. 
  • Family of victim prepares to face drunk driver

    Family of victim prepares to face drunk driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:07:17 GMT
    A North County family is mourning the loss of a young father as they prepare to face the driver accused of killing him in court. 
    A North County family is mourning the loss of a young father as they prepare to face the driver accused of killing him in court. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.