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Child reportedly unharmed after being hit by vehicle at Pismo State Beach

Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 18:55:33-04

A five-year-old boy was reportedly struck by a vehicle at Pismo State Beach on Monday, but despite some scrapes on his elbow, State Parks rangers say he was not hurt.

It happened at about 11 a.m. at the Pier Avenue entrance to the beach.

State Parks says the child jumped from the top of a sand berm and began to run toward the water’s edge just as the vehicle entered the area. The driver reportedly did not see the child or realize he had hit anyone but stopped as soon as he noticed a group of people yelling for him to stop.

According to rangers, witnesses said the driver was not speeding and neither distracted driving nor alcohol are considered to be factors in this collision.

State Parks says the child was evaluated at the scene and his parents declined further medical treatment. The family was reportedly visiting from the Fremont area.

Emergency crews evaluate a young boy who was struck by a vehicle at Pismo State Beach. (Photo courtesy Jeff Stokes)