Aug 7, 2012 7:38 PM by Lacey Steele

Pueblo child hit on street that shouldn't have heavy traffic

A child hit by a car this morning on West 16th in Pueblo while walking to school is doing okay this evening.

He's still shaken, and so are some witnesses.

"We saw him get hit and go over the car like that," said Jerry Jaramillo, a witness on the scene. "It was unreal. I wouldn't want that on anybody."

The boy only suffered bumps and bruises according to Joe Aldaz, Executive Director of Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy.

He had been walking to Cesar Chavez when he was hit, although it did not happen on school property.

Witnesses say the problem is traffic on 16th from parents dropping off and picking up their children.

Those with the school say all parents should use designated locations on 17th and 18th only, and never use 16th which dead ends into a property not owned by the school.

"Kids are running all over this," said Jerry. "If you come in the morning, you see kids coming from this way or that way, all over the place. They need to watch these kids."

"But we don't just watch our children," said Brenda, Jerry's wife. "We're supposed to watch everyone else's children as well."

The executive director urges all parents to obey the rules.

Witnesses hope parents will stop using 16th as an access to the school.

Click here to find out what the rules are when it comes to dropping off and picking up your children from Cesar Chavez.


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