Boy hit by car while crossing street near Flamson Middle School

Flamson Middle School in 2010.
Flamson Middle School in 2010. The Tribune

An 11-year-old boy was hit by a car as he crossed the street near Flamson Middle School on Tuesday afternoon but was not seriously injured, a spokesman for the Paso Robles Police Department said.

About 3:05 p.m., police dispatch received a report of a traffic collision on the 2400 block of Spring Street. Upon arriving, officers found the boy with a contusion to his leg, but otherwise he was not injured, police Sgt. Ty Lewis said.

After investigating, officers determined the boy tried to cross Spring Street on a scooter against a flashing red light warning. A driver, whose view of the boy was blocked, attempted to stop but struck him.

The boy was taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital as a precaution, Lewis said. The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District could not immediately be reached to confirm whether the boy was a student.

Lewis said no crime is believed to have been committed.

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