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Boy Hit by Car on Summer Street, Fractures Skull

He was expected to make a full recovery, doctors told police.

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.

Candace Clemens June 26, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Kids darting out on streets and getting hit is as old as cars are (maybe even horse drawn carriages.) But, once again, the big deal is who to blame and more laws. I"m surprised the kid's parents haven't been sued to pay for the damage to the car.
Bea Sprague June 26, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Hopefully the blogger will be next,,,,,,,,,
Wind Dummy 25 June 29, 2014 at 01:46 AM
Arlington needs to invest in huge "Jumbotrons" at every crosswalk. This way we can say we're sparing no expense at the next town meeting.

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