The 14-year-old Manteca High teen hit by a car on Tuesday at about 2:45 p.m. near a crosswalk on Moffat Boulevard at Garfield Avenue is slowly improving at U.C. Davis Medical Center, according to reports.
The boy had been running with his Manteca High cross country team on the bike trail along Moffat Boulevard when he attempted to use the crosswalk at Garfield Avenue. However an 18-wheeler that was legally parked near the crosswalk reportedly blocked the vision of the boy making it impossible for him to see the approaching car. The driver could not see the running youth because of the large truck blocking his view as well.
The youth was transported by a Manteca ground ambulance to U.C. Davis Medical Center when a requested air ambulance helicopter was not available.
The teen is reportedly up and talking after sustaining a concussion and cuts to his head along with a leg broken in two places, a dislocated shoulder and a broken arm.
The driver in the incident was a 22-year-old male from Lathrop.