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Child, 10, hit by car in Colton is ‘stable’; cause of crash under investigation

By in Press Enterprise on June 14, 2017

By Ali Tadayon

A 10-year-old child who was struck by a car Tuesday, June 13, while playing in front of a house in Colton was stable Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The child suffered major injuries in the crash, which was reported about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of North La Cadena Drive, according to a Colton Police Department news release.

A driver going south on La Cadena lost control, hit the child and then and crashed into the house, causing “major structural damage.” The blue Honda went into the home to about its rear wheels, with the back end left sticking out of a gaping hole.

The driver was also hospitalized.

Another house sustained minor damage when the car took out a column holding up the roofline above the porch area. Firefighters shored up the roof temporarily.

Investigators on Wednesday were still trying to figure out what caused the crash, according to a tweet from the Colton Police Department. They do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors.

They do believe speed was a factor, according to the news release. Other causes are also being investigated.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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