OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) – A child was struck by a car and seriously injured near a taqueria in Sonoma County this afternoon.

The incident was reported at 12:23 p.m. near La Hacienda taqueria at 100 Boyes Blvd. in Boyes Hot Springs, northwest of Sonoma.

The child is being airlifted to Children’s Hospital Oakland, CHP Officer John Short said.

Comments (3)
  1. Dan W says:

    I sincerely hope this person is OK. The care for pediatric patients at Children’s Oakland (particularly trauma patients) is as good as can be found anywhere.

    That said…People concerned about the increasing cost of medical care should consider the increasing use of helicopter transport. Without a doubt it somewhat increases the probability of an improved outcome in rural areas. Equally without a doubt it very significantly increases the medical bill.

    Should it be restricted to those who pay for CalStar (or the like)?

  2. Carole K says:

    Did you notice the words, “child” and “seriously injured?”

    1. Dan W says:

      Indeed I did.

      As little as a decade ago this same child; beloved son, brother, kin, human would not have had the opportunity to be airlifted to CHO. Today, in 99% of the world, a similar child; beloved son, brother, kin, human would not have had anything close to even getting an ambulance ride to the equivalent of the children’s trauma center at CHO. We live in a wonderful time and place don’t we Carol?

      None the less, when folks complain about the cost of insurance/healthcare/etc going up, it is this kind of very expensive treatment that we are seeing more and more of that is responsible for *a part* of that increase.

      Folks that live rurally and expect this kind of treatment should seriously consider a CalStar or equivalent membership.

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