A young girl driving her scooter sustained major injuries to her lower right leg after she was struck by a Kia sedan headed southbound on Sierra Highway near Dockweiler Drive on Wednesday evening.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies applied a tourniquet and provided first aid to the girl when they arrived on the scene shortly after receiving the traffic collision call at 8 p.m., according to Sgt. Nelson Rios, a station watch commander.
Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at 8:07 p.m. and transported the patient to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital at 8:17 p.m., according to Franklin Lopez, a department representative.
Rios said the department does not suspect alcohol or drugs were involved in the collision, which is still under an active investigation.
Oscar Sol, of Santa Clarita, was at the scene of the collision before paramedics transported the young girl to the hospital.
“When I arrived at the scene, I saw the teenager laying on the ground saying, ‘It hurts,’” said Sol.
During the first six months of 2021, there were 685 traffic collisions, or 83 more compared to the same time last year, in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to Sheriff’s Department data.
This story was update at 5:41 p.m.