A child was in critical condition Sunday night after being hit by a car in a neighborhood west of Highway 99, the Fresno Police Department said.
The child was in the roadway near Norwich and Ellendale avenues about 5 p.m. when the child was struck by the car, Fresno Police Lt. Phil Cooley said.
The child, whose age and gender were not immediately available, was taken by ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno and was listed as critical condition, Cooley said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, he said.
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Fresno man guilty of firearm possession
Mario Guasan-Caserin, 20, of Fresno pleaded guilty Friday to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, said U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.
The case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the California Highway Patrol.
According to court documents, Guasan-Caserin was a passenger in a car stopped on June 27 by CHP officers for a rear taillight that was not functioning.
Guasan-Caserin had a loaded .380-caliber Hi-Point pistol along with three .380 bullets, three blue bandanas and a pair of sunglasses, all in a backpack. He admitted that the gun was his. The pistol's serial number had been obliterated.
Guasan-Caserin was in the country illegally, according to a news release.
He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on Jan. 17 and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Race staff says no major traffic woes
Traffic appeared to flow smoothly Sunday despite thousands of runners on major roads in northeast Fresno and Clovis for the Two Cities Marathon & Half, race officials and police said.
Friant Road and Shepherd Avenue were closed for the annual race during significant portions of Sunday.
Sherrie Flynn, a race director, said she was advised of no significant traffic issues.
About 20 electronic message boards notified motorists of road closures for days before the race, she said, and race officials mailed advisories to residents along the route.
Shepherd Avenue opened by 11:30 a.m. and Friant Road was opened by 2 p.m., she said.
Yosemite waives fee for Veterans Day
In celebration of Veterans Day, Yosemite National Park will offer free admission Friday through Sunday, the National Park Service said.
The fee-free weekend has been in practice since 2006 in honor of current and retired members of the United States armed forces and their families.
The fee waiver for the Veterans Day Weekend includes only entrance to the park.
Food bank drive planned Thursday
A community food bank holiday drive will be held Thursday in northeast Fresno.
An exact replica of a Wells Fargo stagecoach will be on display at Wells Fargo Advisors, 7102 N. Fresno St., and will be available for photos from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information: (559) 437-2200.