A 7-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after being struck by a Prius while walking with his mother across California Avenue at Birch Street around 10 a.m. Friday, police said.
The unidentified Palo Alto residents were taken to Stanford University Hospital by paramedics.
The mother and son were in the crosswalk, heading north on Birch, when the boy was hit. The driver of the Prius had been heading southbound on Birch and was making a left onto California Avenue, Palo Alto police Agent Kara Salazar said.
"He made the turn and just didn't even see them until he was basically right up against them," Salazar said.
The car hit the boy, but the driver was able to stop before hitting the mother, she said.
The mother and her son took shelter in Keeble & Shuchat Photography before being transported to the hospital, store employees said.
The driver, also a Palo Alto resident, was found at fault in the accident, but Salazar would not say whether or not he was cited.