Toddler Struck By Car in Half Moon Bay

The girl reportedly darted into the street in front of an oncoming car Sunday.

A 2-year-old girl was recovering Monday after being struck by a car in Half Moon Bay on Sunday afternoon, the San Mateo County sheriff's office reported.

At about 12:20 p.m., a family walking along Kelly Avenue noticed a couch across the street with signage indicating the couch was free, San Mateo County Sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said.

The adults left the children where they were and crossed the street to look at the couch. At that time, one of the children, the 2-year-old girl, ran out into the street in front of an oncoming vehicle.

Upon seeing the child, the driver of the vehicle immediately stopped his car, but the child was already pinned underneath.

Having seen what happened, several bystanders jumped into action and lifted the vehicle, thus freeing the child. Another bystander who happened to be a Physician’s Assistant immediately began tending to the child until the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department arrived on scene and took over.

The child was conscious on scene and was transported to Fire Station 40 where she was then flown to the hospital by Life Flight.

As a result of the collision Kelly Avenue was shut down for several hours as the MAIT (Major Accident Investigation) Team assisted with conducting an investigation.

As of Monday, the child was believed to be in stable condition.

The driver who collided with the child was extremely cooperative with law enforcement on scene and was not believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision, Rosenblatt said.


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