Vehicle crashes into two teenagers in Grover Beach

December 19, 2019

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A vehicle struck and injured two teenage pedestrians in Grover Beach Wednesday evening.

At about 7:30 p.m., the vehicle struck the teens by the intersection of 13th Street and Mentone Avenue. The teenagers suffered minor to moderate injuries and were transported to the hospital, according to the Grover Beach Police Department.

Police say the driver was not impaired.

It is unclear what caused the driver to strike the teens. An investigation is ongoing.


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CentralcoastRN

I believe this is a striped pedestrian crosswalk. If a pedestrian is crossing in the crosswalk, then the traffic should yield. The law states pedestrians have the right of way at any marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. I have walked in this area, and cars do not often stop for the pedestrian waiting, and I have seen a few close calls. I think it is time for the City to put flashing lights in pedestrian intersections so people can safely cross. This is NOT to say that people should dart out in front of traffic, which I have also seen.


I hope the kids are ok.


Side_Show_Bob

I frequent that area. I have had MANY close calls around that intersection due to these young punks that intentionally step into traffic and challenge cars. They believe they are immune as they walk in front of you with their pants nearly falling off and they cop a massive attitude and challenge you as you stop. I hope the driver has a dash cam. Who knows if this is the scenario I regularly experience there but if it is, they finally got what’s coming to them because what goes on there is ridiculous. If it’s not, then I hope they recover and learn something about crossing a busy street. Pedestrians these days think they are completely immune and exercise no responsibility. It’s become a game for them.