15-Year-Old Poway Boy Hit by Trailer

By Melissa L. Severeid
|  Sunday, Jun 23, 2013  |  Updated 10:32 AM PDT
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15-Year-Old Poway Boy Hit by Trailer

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A 15 year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a trailer while crossing the street in Poway Saturday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

The incident happened at around 9:15 p.m. According to deputies, the boy was running westbound across the street at the intersection of Midland Road and Cynthia Lane.

The boy told deputies he saw a Dodge Ram driving northbound, so he waited for that truck to pass, not realizing there was a trailer behind it.

He then kept running, and was struck by the trailer the pick-up truck was towing.

The teen was transported by Poway Paramedics to Rady Children's Hospital. He suffered a compound fracture to his right leg and was still in the hospital Sunday morning.

As for the driver of the pick-up truck, he stopped and waited on scene for deputies to arrive and cooperated with authorities. Deputies do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision.
 

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