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San Diego Boy’s Leg Amputated After Being Hit by Car

A 7-year-old San Diego boy had part of his leg amputated Monday after being hit by a car in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood.

Police say the crash occurred just before 4:45 p.m. in the 4300 block of Altadena Avenue. The boy was hit, then dragged by an orange Honda Element after he ran into traffic. Witnesses say they saw the boy running from his house across the street.

“I saw him running toward me and the car hit him and dragged him. I heard a boom and he ran over him; over his leg and his ankle was hanging. His bone was broken,” said witness Melchor Portugal to 10News.

The boy was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital where doctors had to amputate his left leg below the knee.

Accidents happen, and sometimes they can not be avoided. However, if you or your child in injured in a San Diego car accident, please contact an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer, like Steven Elia. Steven A. Elia has years of person injury law experience fighting for individuals and their families after a car accident.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.