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REPORT: Driver Stopped And Helped Victim After Hitting Bike

Aug 02, 2018 11:13AM ● By Bill Gilman

A Med-Flight helicopter transports a 7-year-old child from Tewksbury to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The child suffered serious injuries when struck by a car while riding a bike on Pratt Street. (Rich MacDonald Photo)

Atty. Paul King

 According to broadcast reports, a 7-year-old boy struck by an SUV while riding his bike on Pratt Street in Tewksbury, Wednesday evening, suffered head neck injuries but was conscious and talking when he was being treated by paramedics.
CBS-Boston reports that the victim is a Malden resident who was with his mother and sister, visiting relatives in Tewksbury at the time of the accident. According to the report, the boy, who was not wearing a helmet, was riding his bike in a yard and then rode out into the street and into the path of a Cadillac XT5. The driver, identified as a nurse, stopped immediately after striking the boy, tended to the victim and called 911.
After being treated at the scene, the boy was transported by ambulance to the Med-Flight staging area at Tewksbury Country Club and then flown to Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
His condition Thursday morning was not available.
The accident is being investigated by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Tewksbury Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.
No charges have been filed against the driver.

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