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Waltham Teen Dragged Under Car Released from Hospital After 7 Weeks

Jennifer Bermudez Teo said she’s thrilled to be home in time for her 15th birthday next month.

Jennifer Bermudez Teo leaves the hospital. Photo credit: Franciscan Hospital for Children Facebook page
Jennifer Bermudez Teo leaves the hospital. Photo credit: Franciscan Hospital for Children Facebook page

A 14-year-old Waltham girl who was hit and then dragged beneath a car on Lexington Street in late January was released from the hospital Friday after seven weeks, according WHDH/7News.

Jennifer Bermudez Teo underwent five surgeries at the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton to repair broken ribs, a broken pelvis and clavicle suffered in the crash, according to the news station. Teo will need more surgeries as well.

She and an 18-year-old male were hit by an 18-year-old female from Newton in front of True Value Hardware on Lexington Street. Two off-duty Waltham police officers and an off-duty firefighter used a floor jack to lift the Hyundai Sonata off her.

Off-Duty Waltham Police Officers, Firefighter Save 14-Year-Old Girl Pinned Under Car >>

The male, who was thrown to the side, suffered minor injuries.

The driver is facing a negligent driving charge, according to WHDH.

Teo will still use crutches for the time being.

Read WHDH’s full report >>

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