District Jumping to Action after Teen Hit by Car

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The video is hard to watch, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to traffic concerns near Natomas High School.

Students are darting into traffic without thinking twice.

“That’s not behavior that we condone accept defend or tolerate,” said Jim Sanders with Natomas Unified School District.

Sacramento Police say a 15-year-old boy was struck by a car and seriously injured Tuesday morning, just steps from where a video given to FOX40 by a concerned driver was shot.

“Today we have one that has been hospitalized has been hurt and our thoughts are with him and his family,” Sanders said.

Natomas Unified says they made safety changes immediately after our report first aired by placing an officer at the intersection of San Juan and Truxel.

After Tuesday’s accident, students got the message.

“To start using the cross walk or they will give us like suspension or something because thats serious you know,” said Natomas High student Alicia Barrington.

The 15-year-old boy will recover, but school leaders hope the consequences will hit home with fellow students.

“It has to. Life is too important and too fragile not to have the message sink in,” Sanders said.

Sacramento Police say they are also going to step up their presence around this area – and if students continue ignore the law, officers will confront them.

They could even be given a hefty j-walking ticket of $178. That would get anyone’s attention, especially parents who will most likely have to pay it.

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