Jul 25, 2014

Father, Son Hit by Car Expected to Recover

Police say it appears the father hit the windshield of the vehicle

Father, Son Hit by Car Expected to Recover

A father and his 8-year-old son struck by a car at the intersection of Otis Drive and Grand Street April 7 are expected to recover from their injuries, an Alameda Police Department spokesman said yesterday.

Police said it appears that the father struck the windshield of the car, which was shattered. He suffered a broken tibia and fibula (bones in the lower leg) and abrasions, police said.

The boy suffered abrasions, and medical personnel were observing him for some swelling following the accident, police said.

Father and son are both Alameda residents, while the woman driver whose car struck them lives in Oakland, police said.The victims' names have not been released.

There is no indication that the driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs or that she was using a cell phone at the time of the accident, according to police. Her car appeared to be traveling at about 10 to 15 miles per hour when she made a left turn onto Otis Drive and struck the father and son, police said. She was cited for a Vehicle Code violation, police said.

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