SALIDA - Authorities responded to a traffic collision in Salida Thursday evening that involved a child.
Emergency crews responded to a report of a child struck by a vehicle at about 6:44pm. The collision happened on the 4800 block of Deveraux Way.
First responders arrived and found the child down in the middle of the road. Early indications suggest the child was struck by an SUV. It is unclear if the child was playing near the roadway or crossing the street during the time of the collision.
Arriving personnel described the child’s condition as alert and conscious. Deputies closed off the road to traffic, and the child was taken to a nearby school to be flown by a Cal STAR air ambulance to a regional hospital.
The circumstances leading up to the crash are under investigation.