REDDING, Calif. (June 4, 2018) – A 15-year-old Redding boy riding a skateboard suffered major injuries Sunday afternoon when he was struck by a motorist in a car near downtown Redding, according to news reports.
The teen has since been identified as Michael Janda. The collision took place about 5 p.m. at Continental and Placer Streets. Following the crash, the driver stopped and called 911 and bystanders rushed to help the injured man until paramedics arrived. Janda, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Sarah Allpress, 30, of Redding, was identified as the driver. She had been heading northbound on Continental Street when the teen allegedly ran through a red traffic light and she struck him.
Police closed the intersection to conduct an investigation.
Redding Accident Investigation
The investigation into what happened is underway and police will eventually determine liability.
We extend our thoughts and prayers to the skateboarder in hopes of a full recovery.
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