A woman who was walking her young child to school was struck by a car in Barron Park Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, Palo Alto police said in a statement.
The woman in her 30s was struck at 7:49 a.m. by a car driven by a minor. The teen driver called police dispatch to report that he or she had just struck a pedestrian in the 3800 block of La Donna Avenue, between Paul and La Para avenues.
Responding officers and personnel from the Palo Alto Fire Department found the woman unconscious with major injuries.
Personnel from the Palo Alto Fire Department transported her to a local hospital, where she is being treated. Police said no update on her condition is available.
The teen driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with investigators. The driver has not been arrested or cited, as the investigation is still ongoing. He or she was not injured. No additional information about the driver is being released in accordance with standard operating procedures involving juveniles, police said.
The victim was walking her young child to school at the time of the collision. The child was not struck and was not injured. No additional information about the victim or her child is being released, police said.
Personnel from the Palo Alto Police Department's Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team are handling the investigation. Police will release additional information as it becomes available.
The Palo Alto Police Department has been in contact with the Palo Alto Unified School District to share information about the case, and the department is working collaboratively with the district to find any witnesses to the collision.
Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to call the 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.