GARDEN GROVE (FOX 11) - A 15-year-old boy was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert on Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle on his way to school, police said.
According to police, the Garden Grove High School student, whose identity has not been released, was crossing in a crosswalk at Garden Grove and Nelson Street around 8:49 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn.
The teen had a crossing signal when he was hit, California Highway Patrol said. CHP said that the driver of the 4-door sedan had a green light and was attempting to turn left when she struck the teen. The driver, a woman in her mid-30s, reportedly told authorities that she didn't see the teen because of heavy rain at the time of the crash.
The driver was transported to the police station for questioning.
The student was transported to a local trauma center in an unknown condition.
Eastbound Garden Grove Boulevard is closed between Cypress Street and Century Boulevard as police investigate. Northbound Century Blvd. is also closed, with other lanes being restricted, police said. Roads are expected to be closed for a couple of hours.
No additional information has been released at this time.