Pedestrian struck by car in Santa Rosa in critical condition

The driver remained at the scene, which was near where a 13-year-old boy was badly injured in January.|

A 19-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a car Friday evening in east Santa Rosa and is in critical condition with life threatening injuries, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.

At 6:28 p.m. Santa Rosa police were called to Hoen Avenue and Sierra Creek Lane where the woman had been hit by a white Honda Civic westbound on Hoen Avenue.

The accident was in the vicinity of the crosswalk where Atticus Pearson, a 13-year-old Santa Rosa student was hit by an eastbound car on Jan. 19. He remains in UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

On Friday, the 43rd day since her son’s accident, Atticus’ mother, Amanda Pearson, posted on Facebook that he is still in the hospital and is undergoing rehabilitative treatment. She wrote: “Although we cannot always see progress made, we know his brain is remapping and working hard to settle and find a new balance.”

Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Chris Mahurin said Saturday investigators are still determining whether or not the victim in Friday’s accident was in the crosswalk in which Atticus Pearson was hit, and how fast the car that struck her was traveling.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police during their initial investigation. Mahurin said it appeared the driver was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.

SRPD is still investigating this accident and ask that anyone who witnessed the accident or who may know additional information contact investigators at 707-543-8576.

Jeremy Hay contributed to this story. You can reach Staff Writer Jennifer Sawhney at 707-521-5346 or jennifer.sawhney@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @sawhney_media.

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