15-year-old Hoover High School student hit by car has died, family confirms

According to school officials, the freshman was hit while crossing the street around on First Street near Barstow.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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A Hoover High student who was previously hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a car in front of the school has died, his family confirmed to Action News.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Rashad Al-Hakim Jr., a Hoover High student who was previously hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a car in front of the school, has died, his family confirmed to Action News.

His family said their goodbyes to him Tuesday night in the hospital.

A GoFundMe has been created to help the family pay for funeral costs.

Questions remain as to whether the person who hit Al-Hakim Jr. will face charges.

Hoover High School is providing social-emotional support to students at the school who may also be experiencing a tough time with this news.

Authorities say drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.