A 17-year-old girl riding her bicycle to Encinal High School was struck by a vehicle about 8 a.m. Thursday, according to Sgt. Ron Simmons of the Alameda Police Department's traffic division.
The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but her injuries are not life-threatening, Simmons said.
He said the student was traveling west on Central Avenue when she turned left, across traffic, to reach a ramp and was hit by the eastbound vehicle. The vehicle driver did not appear to be speeding or otherwise at fault, Simmons said.
Three attempted robberies in the West End Sept. 18 and 19 appear to have targeted Encinal High School students. According to APD reports, the first incident happened Sept. 18 near the intersection of Third Street and Central Avenue about 3:20 p.m.; two more attempts occurred the morning of Sept. 19: one about 9:15 a.m. at Central Avenue and Webster Street and another about an hour later in the 1500 block of Webster Street. In each case, the victims were able to flee without injury. A message from school officials to parents identified at least some of the victims as EHS students, although this was not confirmed by police.
A thief cut a screen on a side door in the 1600 block of Sixth Street on Sept. 18 and made a messy search of the home before leaving via the front door with several stolen items, according to police reports.
The following day, Sept. 19, burglaries were reported at an apartment unit in the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue and a residence in the 1900 block of Shoreline Drive.