A boy was struck by a car on Summer Street in Arlington on Tuesday evening.
He suffered a fractured skull, a possible fractured pelvis and a concussion but was expected to make a full recovery, doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital told police.
After spending time at Menotomy Rocks Park, the boy, his older brother and a close friend parked across from Little Joe’s Convenience at about 5:30 p.m. to get slushes at the store, the boy’s brother told police.
The brother said the victim went behind their car and ran across the street, as he saw that the cars traveling west on Summer Street had a red light at Symmes Road and mistakenly believed that the cars traveling east had one too.
The woman who hit the boy said he darted out in front of her car. She was going about 20 mph, she said.
The impact caused a slight dent in the car’s front bumper, and broke its plastic grille, police said.
The boy was bleeding heavily from the head and face at the scene, according to police. He was transported to Boston Children’s Hospital.