Hercules: 8-year-old Go Kart rider OK after collision with Toyota Rav 4

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An 8-year-old girl who was struck by a vehicle and pinned under the car while riding a Go Kart in Hercules is thankfully OK. She even attended school the following day, according to police.

On May 17 at 5:43 p.m., police responded to a report of the collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian vehicle. The 8-year-old had been driving a Segwey Ninebot Electric GoKart without a helmet when her vehicle collided head-on with a Black 2018 Toyota Rav 4, according to police.

Officers were told the girl was then pinned underneath the front of the vehicle, in the middle between the two front tires. Family members and neighbors were able to lift the Rav 4 to remove the female juvenile from underneath the vehicle before officers arrived, police said. “The female juvenile didn’t appear to have any visible injuries but was transported by AMR to Children’s Hospital in Oakland,” police said.

The child was treated at the hospital and then released the same day, according to Hercules police spokesperson Det. Connie Van Putten. 

“The 8-year female went to school the next day,” Van Putten added.

The driver of the Rav 4 stated she was driving around the visitor’s parking area and didn’t see the girl driving the Go Kart, according to police. Firefighters assisted with removing the Go Kart from underneath the Rav 4.