A 15-year-old Walnut Creek youth was struck and seriously injured by a car while skateboarding to school at Las Lomas High School Thursday.
News of the collision, reported at 7:53 a.m. at the crosswalk at Broadway and Newell, spread quickly through the Las Lomas community, witnessed by other students and onlookers. Initially unresponsive with a visible head injury, the student was conscious when medical personnel transported him to Children’s Hospital in Oakland for further evaluation.
He was last reported to be undergoing tests in Intensive Care.
The student was not identified at his family’s request and school officials have arranged for counseling for peers traumatized by the incident.