8-Year-Old Girl Hit by Car Near San Mateo Elementary School

"SMPD is working closely with the school as it appears that morning drop-off procedures were not followed by the driver," police said.

*Editor's note: This story has been updated to add additional details from police.

An 8-year-old girl was hit by an unlicensed driver near Horrall Elementary School in San Mateo Friday morning, according to police.

The driver, a 38-year-old San Mateo resident, struck the girl with a gold Toyota Corolla in the 900 block of Ocean View Avenue at about 7:40 a.m. Police did not release the driver's name.

The girl was alert and talking when she was taken to a hospital and her injuries were not considered life threatening, police said.

"This collision occurred at a crowded time during the morning drop-off period, and thankfully the young girl was the only person struck," police said in a media release.  "SMPD is working closely with the school as it appears that morning drop-off procedures were not followed by the driver."

The driver was cited for driving without a license and released. Drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the collision.

Additional psychologists have been called to assist students and staff at the school Friday, according to police.

"The details and conclusions of the traffic collision are still under investigation," police added.

S.Giraud March 14, 2014 at 03:46 PM
What where details of the accident? Was the 8 year old girl in a crosswalk, or did she dart out in front of the car ? Was the car impounded ? Drivers name ? Nice way of sanitizing the incident.
Mike Swire March 14, 2014 at 04:01 PM
Yet again, there is no penalty for drivers who hit kids with their cars.
Shannon Thomas March 14, 2014 at 04:11 PM
Yes please give us more info so we can call forth the full might of our moral outrage and assign appropriate blame to the necessary parties involved. Get a life, people.
Phillip Bailey March 14, 2014 at 06:49 PM
@ S.Giraud, relax and get a grip. Details are not complete.


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