FREMONT -- An elderly woman on a motorized scooter with her 5-year-old grandson on her lap hit and injured a pedestrian outside a local school this week, police said.

Officers were called at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday to Steven Millard Elementary School at 5200 Valpey Park Avenue for a report of a pedestrian that had been hit by a scooter, said police Spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

Witnesses told police a 76-year-old woman driving a Rascal motorized scooter struck a 48-year-old woman with the scooter in the quad area of the school.

Police learned that the woman's 5-year-old grandson jumped on her lap and accidentally hit the scooter's throttle, causing it to lurch forward and hit the woman.

The 48-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for pain in her ankle and foot, Bosques said.

No charges are pending as the crash was determined to be an accident, police said.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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