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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.

12:08 p.m. 

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 . 

The incident is still under investigation. Newton Patch will update with more details as the information becomes available. 

 

Posted earlier:

A young pedestrian was struck earlier this morning near the 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. 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. 

Andrew Marc Greene September 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
That block is extremely hazardous. They just put in School Zone signs at the beginning of September, but it's a double downhill with poor visibility and people just speed right through. I always go around it in the mornings because I'm afraid. (And I did see at 7:45 when I usually go by there that that Walnut was blocked off.)
Melanie Graham (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Thanks for the info, Andrew. We got a few emails from teachers and parents about the road being blocked off as well. Sounded like the police were reconstructing the accident scene.
James Goldberg September 14, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I hope the Student is OK. Andrew is right - The double hill and poor visibility - morning rush hour- a recipe for an accident. I think they need to install removable speed bumps to slow the traffic in the area. I am waiting for the police report - to see if the driver was on a cellphone?

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