Placerville student injured in auto v. pedestrian crash
UPDATE: WELCOME HOME CARLY BRAY! About a dozen people were able to make it to the walking bridge above HWY 50 to welcome home 17 year old Carly Bray, who only 6 days ago lost her leg in an accident last Thursday in Camino. She must be one tough cookie and we all are SO proud of her!
THANK YOU friends for lifting my friends up in prayer yesterday. Here is a FB message from Katrina, about her daughter, Carly:
Our daughter, Carly, was hit by a car Thursday morning 3/1 on the way to her bus stop. She was given first aid immediately and air lifted to a trauma center where she received an operation and blood transfusion.
She is awake and trying to rest. She lost part of her right leg and our entire family is with her. We appreciate all your thoughts, prayers, and support as our family moves through this challenging time in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Update from today: Carly Bray update from her momma - it was a good night, a bad morning, now able to eat small things, pain meds helping nerve pain.
An El Dorado High School student was seriously hurt in an auto versus pedestrian colliison Thursday morning.
A girl’s leg had to be severed below the knee cap after she was hit by a car driven by a classmate while standing at a school bus stop.
Officers with the Placerville California Highway Patrol office confirmed the crash occurred about 7 a.m. Thursday.
The driver of the vehicle lost control and ran into the high school bus stop located at Mace Road and Pony Express Trail in Camino, according to the CHP.
Officers said speed and icy conditions were factors in the crash.
There were several students at the bus stop when the crash took place.
The girl was taken to Sutter-Roseville Hospital and underwent emergency surgery, which officers said saved her life.
CHP did not release the victim’s name, but said she was under 18.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the girl was 18. Charges are pending an ongoing investigation, CHP officers said.
California Highway Patrol Officer Dan Stark said the 15-year-old girl's leg was severed in the accident at Mace Road and Pony Express Trail in north El Dorado. The 18-year-driver lost control of her vehicle in the snow and struck the girl who was at a school bus stop.
Stark said the victim was taken by air ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with major but not life-threatening injuries.
The incident occurred at 7:15 a.m.