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Boy Hit by Car While Running for School Bus

An 11-year-old Milford boy was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after he was struck by a car on East Main Street.

An 11-year-old Milford boy was struck by a car Monday morning while running across East Main Street to catch his school bus.

The boy was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center following the collision, reported shortly after 7 a.m. on East Main Street, near the Hannaford Supermarket shopping plaza. His injuries were not specified in the police report, but are not thought to be severe.

The driver, who stopped, told police she was traveling west on East Main Street and had just gone through the traffic lights at Medway Road when she saw a school bus in the road. The lights on the bus were flashing yellow, she told police.

As she slowed, she said a pedestrian ran off the sidewalk and into the side of her car. According to the police report, the boy hit the passenger's side of the Subaru, rolling on to the hood and smashing the windshield.

Several people witnessed the crash and gave statements to police. The 53-year-old driver was not cited in the incident, according to the initial report filed by Officer Paul Castiglione.

BankShot December 10, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Yes but you also have to let your kids know to look both ways before crossing the street, as the article clearly states the child ran into the car, and witnesses described what happened. This was a good call.
Judy P. December 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM
No kidding about stopping as soon as you see the lights go on but you can not come to a stop at 30 - 40 mph with out causing an accident yourself!!! The lights are a warning to slow and stop...Hence red Stop sign means its time!!!
unclkebuck December 11, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Were you there, did you see what happened?
Marin Dolan December 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM
More important - how is the boy ?
Mary MacDonald December 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Hi, I've been trying without success today to get some kind of an official update on his condition, but school officials were told his injury was a broken arm.

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