UPDATED: Student Struck by Car Friday Morning in Newton
The incident happened near 100 Walnut St.
Updated 3:15 p.m.
According to a report on WHDH, it appears the student struck this morning was riding his bike down Walnut Street in the wrong direction. It is unclear, though, as to whether the student was on the road or in the sidewalk.
WHDH reported the 14-year-old boy was on his way to F.A. Day Middle School. He only sustained minor injuries in the accident.
A section of Walnut Street was closed down today while police reconstructed the accident.
The School Department issued a brief statement about the incident via email this afternoon, saying that it is "relieved" the person who was struck, a student, only sustained minor injuries.
Walnut Street was shut down shortly after the incident while police reconstructed the accident, according to a comment left below by Patch reader Andrew Greene.
The incident is still under investigation. Newton Patch will update with more details as the information becomes available.
A young pedestrian was struck earlier this morning near the Education Center on Walnut Street.
The incident reportedly happened near 100 Walnut St., according to Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker. The pedestrian was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and injuries did not appear to be serious, Apotheker said.
An alert from the Breaking News Network indicated the incident happened around 8 a.m.
Police could not provide details on the age of the pedestrian at this time.
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The crossings around the Education Center and near F.A. Day Middle School has been a problem for students in the past, in particular the intersection of Crafts Street and Linwood Avenue. A brand new "HAWK" pedestrian signal was recently installed at that intersection after three students were struck in late 2010 and early 2011.
Stay tuned to Newton Patch for more information and updates on this story.