One person was injured Wednesday morning near Temecula Valley High School in a vehicle versus pedestrian accident, authorities have confirmed.
The incident was reported at 7:17 a.m. in the 30000 block of Rancho Vista Road in Temecula, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell.
Dozens of onlookers gathered just west of Margarita Road at the nearby Ronald Reagan Sports Park, concerned about the condition of the pedestrian as they watched emergency personnel arrive.
A witness who said he was a student at Temecula Valley High School told Patch he recognized the victim from campus.
He said the pedestrian was riding his skateboard across the street when he was struck by the vehicle, a blue Mercury Sedan driven by an adult male.
Firefighter/paramedics tended to the victim, who suffered minor to moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, according to CAL FIRE/Riverside County fire spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson.
Westbound Rancho Vista Road was closed to traffic as officers with the Temecula Police Department investigated the collision. Eastbound traffic was reduced to a single lane moving past the incident.
The roadways were reopened by about 8 a.m., McConnell said.
As of publication time, the Temecula Valley Unified School District had not responded to an emailed request for comment as to whether the injured skateboarder is a student at Temecula Valley High School.
—Joe Fanaselle contributed to this report.