7-year-old boy struck and killed by car in Santa Ana

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Monday, September 5, 2022
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 7-year-old boy was killed after being struck by a car in Santa Ana on Sunday night.

The Santa Ana Police Department received multiple calls of a pedestrian down in traffic lanes in the area of Rosita and 7th streets just before 9 p.m. Sunday. Responding officers found the boy within the roadway.

Investigators said the child was crossing Rosita Street when he was struck by the vehicle traveling southbound. The driver remained at the scene and alcohol is not believed to have played a role in the collision.

The child was taken to the hospital in critical condition but he did not survive his injuries.

This comes days after an 8-year-old boy was taken off life support after being seriously injured when he was struck by a pickup truck in the Orange County community of Coto de Caza.