Mother and son hit by SUV on their way to school

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A mother and son were struck by a vehicle while walking to a Castro Valley school on Monday morning. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, around 7:50 a.m., a 40-year-old woman was walking with her 7-year-old son on the Proctor Road sidewalk when they were struck by an Infinity QX60, driven by a 38-year-old Castro Valley resident. 

The mother was taken to the hospital for severe injuries, and the child also suffered a minor injury. The driver stayed and is cooperating with the investigation. 

CHP says alcohol or drugs are not factors in the crash. 


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