A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Friday evening after he was hit by an SUV while crossing at an intersection in Visalia, police said.
The boy, whose identity has not been released, was walking north on Highland Avenue crossing Houston Avenue about 6 p.m. when the SUV hit him. Police said the teen sustained major head injuries and was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center. He was later airlifted to Fresno Regional Medical Center.
Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident, police said.