Granite Hills High teen in critical condition after being hit by SUV

EL CAJON, Calif — A 16-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday morning after he was struck by an SUV in El Cajon, authorities said.

The crash occurred around 8 p.m. Monday in the area of Washington and Waterloo avenues, said El Cajon police Lt. Steve Kirk. Witnesses said the teen, who was found laying unconscious in the eastbound lanes of East Washington Avenue, was with three other boys when they ran across Washington Avenue outside of a crosswalk, according to Kirk.

The victim was struck by a white 2016 Toyota Rav4, Kirk said. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with investigators, authorities said.