On January 30, 2009 at approximately 6:33 a.m., Karen Watkins, a 45 year old from Rio Linda was driving a 1984 blue Chevy El Camino on eastbound West 2nd Street west of E Street. A 14 year old female pedestrian was walking down eastbound West 2nd Street to her bus stop. The pedestrian was struck from behind by the Chevy and thrown to the ground. She was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Hospital with serious injuries. The pedestrian attends Rio Linda High School.
This collision is still under investigation.