Thursday, May 17, 2012

Child struck-Medflighted to Boston Hospital

Around 3 PM this afternoon, Waltham first responders headed for the area of 770 Lexington St for reports of a child struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival of engine company 7 a request was made for a Medflight rescue helicopter. An additional engine company was dispatched for the landing zone assignment to the Falzone Field on Trapelo Rd.

Reports from the scene indicated a 13 year old male had been struck by a minivan which was driven by a 16 year old individual. The victim was said to be unconscious and suffering from a serious head injury.

The victim was transported to the landing zone for the awaiting helicopter and was loaded up for the ride to the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. His condition at this time is not known.

The incident remains under investigation by Waltham police & identities of both the victim and operator of the vehicle have not been released.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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