Child hit by car in Canyon Country

SCV Sheriff's Station deputies investigate a suspected hit-and-run involving a pedestrian that occured outside of Sierra Vista Jr. High School Tuesday afternoon. January 14, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.
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Santa Clarita first responders were called to the scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Tuesday after a child was struck near Sierra Vista Junior High School.

Lt. James Royal of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station confirmed the victim was a child and they are treating the collision as a hit-and-run incident.

The call came in at 1:33 p.m. near the intersection of Whites Canyon Road and Stillmore Street in Canyon Country, according to Leslie Lua, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman.

SCV Sheriff’s Station deputies investigate a suspected hit-and-run involving a pedestrian that occured outside of Sierra Vista Jr. High School Tuesday afternoon. January 14, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

“Nobody has been transported,” said Lua. “But they did request an ambulance.”

The vehicle suspected of hitting the child was described as a gold Toyota Tundra, according to Royal.

This is a breaking news story and additional information will be added as it becomes available.

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