Boy walks into traffic, hurt badly |

Boy walks into traffic, hurt badly

Michael Schneider

A South Lake Tahoe boy was in satisfactory condition Monday after being hit by a vehicle Saturday afternoon in the Meyers area.

Andrew House, 16, was flown from Barton Memorial Hospital to Washoe Medical Center in Reno with internal injuries and a broken leg.

The boy, reportedly hitchhiking, was struck by a car shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday.

According to California Highway Patrol reports, House was riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle on westbound U.S. Highway 50 when the driver prepared to turn left onto Elks Club Road.

According to patrol reports, the boy got out of the car, reportedly not heeding the driver’s warning to stay in the vehicle as it turned. He was struck by the next westbound vehicle. The highway patrol on Monday reported House will be cited for failing to yield the right of way.

Two engines from the Lake Valley Fire Department responded to the call at 3:47 p.m.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department reportedly had to control highway traffic after the accident.

House will be removed from the Intensive Care Unit today, a hospital spokesperson reported.

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