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Child struck by vehicle near Encanto Elementary School, police investigating

Posted: 6:36 PM, Jan 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-05 07:24:28Z
Child struck by vehicle in Encanto
Child struck by vehicle in Encanto

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police are investigating after a teen was hit by a vehicle in Encanto Thursday night.

According to police, the crash happened on the 6300 block of Brooklyn Avenue near Encanto Elementary School. 

Police told 10News the driver of a white Nissan Pickup truck was driving eastbound when he struck the 13-year-old. The boy was in the middle of the street when the crash happened. He was taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. 

The 48-year-old driver of the pickup stayed at the scene. No alcohol or drugs are involved, according to police. 

The San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating. 

The driver of the vehicle was given a sobriety test and authorities checked his phone to make sure he wasn't distracted. So far, police say the driver did nothing wrong. 

A skateboard could be seen in the middle of the street shortly after the crash. 

The child was rushed to the hospital, but his condition is unknown at this time.