Eagle Rock Student in Stable Condition After Being Struck by Car Thursday Morning (UPDATE)

The student was hit at the intersection of Yosemite Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard.


An student who was struck by a car at around 8 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Yosemite Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard is in stable condition, according to a Los Angeles Police Department officer at the Northeast Community Station.

Officer Miguel Salcedo Mata told Eagle Rock Patch that the student was bruised from the accident. "The kid's OK," he said, quoting a colleague identified only as Officer Perez, who Mata said was at the scene of the accident.

The student's name and other details were not made public for reasons of privacy. He was taken to an undisclosed hospital in an ambulance, Mata said, confirming initial reports that the driver of the car was headed east along Yosemite Drive toward the morning sun and that he couldn't see the student on the crosswalk while turning left onto Eagle Rock Boulevard.


An student was struck by a car Thursday morning at the intersection of Yosemite Drive and Eagle Rock Boulevard.

The accident occurred at the northeast corner of the crossing at about 8 a.m., according to a parent at who alerted Eagle Rock Patch. It’s not immediately known how badly the student was injured. Eagle Rock Patch is trying to get details from the Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division as well as the Northeast Community Station.

Eagle Rock High School Principal Salvador Velasco and Eagle Rock Elementary School Principal José Posada responded to the incident, along with emergency services and Los Angeles Unified School District Police Officer Glenn Cunday, according to the Eagle Rock Elementary parent.

The parent, who contributed the attached photos and does not wish his name to be used, said that he got to the scene of the accident before the ambulance arrived.

Police were talking to the driver at the time, the parent said, adding that according to a witness, the car driver was heading east on Yosemite and making a left turn on Eagle Rock Boulevard when the sun got in his eyes, evidently blurring his vision.

Eagle Rock Patch is waiting to hear back from Principal Velasco about the extent of the student’s injuries and other details.

Nelson R Grande II August 30, 2012 at 06:34 PM
It looks as though the student has hir hand up. Glad to see it's not as tragic as it could have been. I'm wishing the family well.
Lynda August 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Amazing how our first reaction during a traumatic event is to take photos. Not criticizing - just saying.
Letty Maravilla August 30, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Prayers for his speedy recovery. =o(
Yvonne Garcia August 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Yes, prayers for Tank! The team will miss you tonight!
AFG September 01, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Is it true that this child was told to leave campus because he arrived at school too early, and not having a first period and was therefor asked to leave? I understand that the school doesn't want a bunch of kids milling about, but the first priority of a school should be student safety. Why couldn't students in that situation go to the library or help out somewhere? Telling him to leave alone is not very safe.


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