Student Hit by Car Near Toby Johnson Middle School

A 12-year-old was hit by a car near Franklin High School and Toby Johnson Middle School, police say.

A 12-year-old boy was hit by a car while riding a bicycle through a crosswalk in Elk Grove this morning, authorities say.

The student was hit at 8:44 a.m. in the intersection of Franklin High Road and Hewitt Way, Elk Grove Police Department spokesman Officer Chris Trim said.

He was transported to a local area hospital with "minor injuries," Trim said.

The student had minor bleeding, abraisions to his face and hands, and was complaining of pain in his face, but was coherent.

The incident is under investigation, Trim said.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Think Free December 05, 2012 at 07:15 PM
This is the second incident in two weeks involving a 2000 pound weapon and a kid. Kids are not smart enough to be constantly on guard against adults driving 2000 pound weapons, and adults drivers are mad at everyone getting in their way.
Pam December 05, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I am tired of the crazy drivers that don't pay attention around school zones. They are also a constant hazard around the south end of Sorrentino, the dead end by the pedestrian bridge that thousands of kids walk over each day going to and from those two schools. My high school student walks to school over that bridge, and I tell her all the time to be aware of crazy drivers. This new incident angers me, and thank God he wasn't hurt worse.
Hillary December 05, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Lately, the "adult" drivers I've seen are not smart enough to operate a 2000 pound vehicle. Every single day when dropping my child off at school I see people putting on make-up, talking on their phones, and texting...and all of this within the school zone! When my child got off the bus the other day, a texting driver sped down the street causing several children to have to run to get out of the way. This driver never even looked up to realize he nearly mowed down several kids. Nauseating!!!
Anonymous December 07, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Well I agree with all of the above comments except for Think Free! How dare you say adults drivers are mad and getting in their way! Yes, I understand kids are not conscious of looking around at their surroundings, but still, this was about a child getting stuck down on a bike and drug out while underneath the car and the driver kept going and still didn't stop! AND, was going to leave the scene of a bad accident! I was the first witness on the scene in my car right at the other crosswalk stop sign! I was the one that helped this child and got the medical attention he needed! Took cops at least 10-15 mins to respond and fire and ambulance maybe another 10-15 mins or so to arrive on scene. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time, thank god! I was the only adult with him until one of the vp's came for help, then things got rolling. Point here is drivers need to slow down especially in a school zone and in wet rainy weather! It's not 100% the kid's fault! Careless drivers can be just as at fault. I acted accordingly like any good citizen or parent would have to aid this hurt child! If that was my child I would only hope that someone like me would've done the same. Lets quite complaining about the traffic issues and do something about it!
Mike December 07, 2012 at 03:08 AM
To do something about it...now we're getting somewhere. A contributing factor in this accident is EGUSD & City of Elk Grove condoning student drop off & pick up in residential areas adjacent to the school. The reason...when EGUSD reduced busing by 80%, the volume of traffic increased 300%, yet the District made no provision for increasing loading & unloading zones. Nor did the city employ or communicate a traffic plan to help parents get their kids to school. The pedestrian bridge and Hewitt Way (where the kid was hit) are for the residents to transit to school but are used by frustrated parents obsessed with getting their kids within 150 feet of the school. Without realizing that by dropping off in the mention areas they actually contribute to the problem. Students traverse through residential area and stream across crosswalks interrupting traffic flow. Reduce walking through the crosswalks is the best way to improve traffic at FH/TJ. The District should adopt a policy of "Students to the Curb" meaning students should stay in the vehicle until they're next to school property. CSD has offered the parking lots at Bartholomew to both the City and District and this will increased the available curb space needed to get 3500 vehicles loaded & unloaded in 30 minutes. The park has two access gates that lead to the former bus roadway and can act as a safe zone for student to walk onto school property. Please contact City Counsel & EGUSD and offer support for this plan.
Mike December 07, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Evidence for the above plan can be found here. Here are videos showing traffic chaos near the school. https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee
Greg December 20, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Mike -- your link gets me to *my* account -- not your video. How about reposting a good link?
Teresa January 30, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Greg--So true Repost another one Mike..
Johnny AppleSeed May 09, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Johnny AppleSeed May 09, 2013 at 09:51 PM


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