Skateboarding 6-Year-Old Struck By Police Officer In Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A Santa Rosa police officer hit a 6-year-old boy on a skateboard while driving Saturday, sending the boy to the hospital, police said.

The collision happened in the 900 block of Beaver Street at around 6 p.m.

The boy was transported to a local hospital, but his injuries were not life threatening, police said.

The incident is being investigated by the police department’s traffic bureau and fault has not yet been determined.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Officer Dan Hackett at (707) 543-3636

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  • JoMama

    It’s the cops fault, six year olds don’t know any better, cops do.
    Bad cop, no doughnuts for a week.

    • norbit

      Without knowing all the facts, I don’t know how you can make that assumption. Your comment is so juvenile too. Maybe your mom should be controlling your internet usage after you finish your jr. high school homework.

  • The 99%

    Fault has not been determined? If it wasn’t a cop, fault would have been determined immediately. Pedestrians have the right of way. It’s the law. Who are these clowns?

    • KTC

      You obviously don’t know what your talking about. Pedestrians have the right of way after yielding to any vehicle likly to cause a hazard, and only in crosswalks or an intersection where a crosswalk a crosswalk would be if it is unmarked. Most ped vehicle collisions are the fault of the ped. especially if a six year old is involved. the parents should have been supervising more.

      • Paul

        What a stupid comment. Right of way after yelding, than you do not have right the way. You always have the right way if there nothing else there. You also did not read the article, it does not say if the parents were there or not. Also if you hit a pedestrian no mater what you are in trouble, unless you are a cop.

  • tazer00

    did the child skate out between two vehicles?
    was the police officer driving distracted, as in cell or typing on computer in vehicle?
    where was the adult supervision for the child?
    was the police vehicle going to fast for the neighborhood?

    there are many variables that are still yet to be told/determined and people are already “jumping” to conclusions.

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