February 5, 2011 (El Cajon) – A 12-year-old child was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 10:37 a.m. in the 1300 block of Melody Lane in El Cajon. Police seek witnesses who may have more information.
According to witness statements and evidence at the scene, the pedestrian, 12, darted from the sidewalk across the roadway and into oncoming traffic. The motorist was traveling eastbound on Melody and was unable to avoid hitting the child, who suffered serious injuries and was transported to Children’s Hospital.
Lt. Frank La Haye with the El Cajon Police indicates that it does not appear that speed was a factor in the accident.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Investigator Brian Ehlers with the El Cajon Police Department Traffic Division at 619-441-5557.