CALDWELL — A 16-year-old girl was seriously injured when struck by a car at the corner of 10th Avenue and Denver Street just after 7:30 Wednesday morning, Caldwell Police Lt. Devin Riley said.
The girl was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
“She’s going to have some pretty significant broken bones and some bruised kidneys,” he said. “It’s going to be pretty painful for her.”
The driver, traveling south on 10th, struck the victim as she was in the crosswalk. He’s been cited for inattentive driving and lack of insurance, Riley said.
It’s not the first time Caldwell has had problems with this intersection — Riley added that another student was hit by a car there last year. The city is in the process of removing the crosswalk at Denver Street, and another two blocks down at Freeport Street.
“They’re in construction right now, and it should be done at the end of the week. Just kind of bad timing,” Riley said. “We’ve got big lights going in at Elgin Street. It’s going to be a new crosswalk. So that’s where you’re supposed to be crossing now.”