Garden Grove

Three youths hurt in crosswalk crash

THREE boys were seriously injured in Garden Grove Thursday evening when struck while walking in a crosswalk.

A sports utility vehicle striking pedestrians in a crosswalk in Garden Grove sent three teenage boys to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday evening.

According to Lt. Carl Whitney of the Garden Grove Police Department, the incident took place shortly before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Kerry Street and Westminster Avenue.

A group of teen boys were walking south across Westminster in a marked crosswalk at the intersection when a tan SUV moving westbound struck them. Police say a witness told them the vehicle ran a red light, and then hit the pedestrians.

The three suffered serious injuries and were taken by ambulance to a local trauma center. The male driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs does not appear to be a factor.

Police say the intersection was closed for about two hours. Anyone witnessing the collision is asked to call investigators at (714) 741-5823.


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