OXNARD (CBSLA) – An 8-year-old boy was killed — and a 9-year-old girl and her mother were injured — after all three were struck by a van driven by a teen girl while walking to school in Oxnard Monday morning.
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According to Oxnard police, at around 7:40 a.m. a parent was walking her daughter and a neighbor boy to nearby Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School when they were struck by a van in a crosswalk at the intersection of Cooper Road and Anita Avenue, just outside Ramona Elementary School, which is a few blocks from Cesar E. Chavez.
The 8-year-old boy died at the scene, the Oxnard School District confirmed to CBS2. The 9-year-old girl and her mother were rushed to Ventura County Medical Center. Their conditions were unknown, but they are expected to survive. No names were released.READ MORE: Bill Clinton Expected To Be Released From UCI Medical Center Sunday
“The mother and the student, the other student, are doing OK given the circumstances…We know that they will be OK,” Oxnard School District Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort said.
The driver of the van, a 17-year-old girl, had just dropped off her niece and nephew at Ramona Elementary before hitting the pedestrians, a police officer at the scene said. She stopped and cooperated with investigators. She allegedly told police that the sun was in her eyes when she struck the three.
She was not speeding, police said. Investigators believe the collision was an accident.MORE NEWS: Three Teenagers Critically Wounded At Halloween House Party In Whittier
Grief counselors were being brought in to both Ramona and Cesar E. Chavez elementary schools.