A 17-year old boy died Sunday evening after he was hit by car while apparently bending down to pick up his skateboard in the roadway in Lancaster.
The teen was walking west in the eastbound lanes of Avenue K, while a 2012 Subaru Impreza was traveling eastbound on Avenue K at approximately 55 MPH.
Based upon evidence at the scene, and party/witness statements, it appears as if the pedestrian bent or kneeled down while in the roadway to pick up his skateboard. [The Subaru driver] did not see the pedestrian in the roadway in time to brake effectively and struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Subaru driver stopped and rendered aid, along with passersby who stopped for the collision.
Anyone with witness information
regarding this collision is encouraged to contact traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.