A teenage Lompoc girl remained hospitalized Friday with serious injuries after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street on Sunday afternoon.
Evelynn Navarro, 13, was struck by a driver as she crossed at the intersection of L Street and College Avenue in a cross walk.
“They were both walking across the street in the cross walk and a vehicle traveling westbound struck one of the females,” Lompoc Police Sgt. Corey Cox said.
Navarro was crossing the street with a friend, who was not injured in the accident.
Navarro was life flighted to Los Angeles, where she remained hospitalized Friday for treatment of a broken spine, broken ribs and internal bleeding in her head. According to her family, Navarro has not regained consciousness.
“During the collision, the driver stopped with others to help with aid and was cooperative with the investigation,” Cox said. “The driver provided a breath and blood sample to prove she was not impaired.”
Whether or not the driver was distracted is still under investigation, but police said the driver was not speeding or impaired.
While Navarro’s family awaits answers from police and doctors, they say they have hope their little girl will recover.
However, it’s still unclear whether Navarro, who is an 8th grade student at Lompoc Valley Middle School, will be able to walk again.
In the meantime, police are asking witnesses to come forward.
A fundraiser to help cover Navarro’s medical costs is set for Saturday at 909 West College Avenue. The family will be selling enchiladas and tacos to raise money.
A GoFundMe page for the family is also posted online.