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UPDATED: Waltham Middle School Student Suffers Serious Injuries in Crash

Medflight helicopter has been requested to transport victim to hospital.

UPDATED, 6:20 p.m., with information from Waltham Police: The victim of the crash is in stable condition at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. 

The victim, a male, was walking north on on Lexington Street when he tried to cross the street by weaving between vehicles. He was not in a crosswalk. 

As he reached the southbound lane, a vehicle, driven by a 17 year-old Waltham man, struck the 15 year-old.

The victim was on his way home from school. 

Police are investigating the incident, but say speed or impairment don't appear to be a factor in the crash.

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UPDATED, 5:13 p.m. w/information from Waltham Public Schools Superintendent: Waltham Public Schools Superitendent Susan Nicholson just confirmed to Patch that the victim is a Kennedy Middle School student. His condition is not known at the moment. 

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UPDATED, 5 p.m.: The victim of the crash is 15 years-old and sustained serious injuries, including a head injury, according to Waltham Fire Lt. Michael Murphy.

According to WCVB-TV, the victim is a student at Kennedy Middle School and a 17 year-old was allegedly driving wht minivan that struck the victim.

Authorities responded to the scene at 2:45 p.m. after receiving reports of the accident and firefighters arrived one minute later, according to Murphy. The victim was taken by ambulance to Falzone Memorial Park on Trapelo Road where a MedFlight helicopter was waiting for him. At 3:35 p.m., the helicopter departed for Tufts Medical Center, where the victim remains hospitalized. 

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Authorities are responding to reports of a child being struck by a vehicle at 770 Lexington Street, according to scanner and Twitter reports.

A MedFlight helicopter has been requested to land at Falzone Memorial Park on Trapelo Road, according to scanner reports. 

Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for updates to this story. 

Angi May 17, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Please keep us updated. I was in the traffic and wondering what happened. I sure hope the child is ok.
Shannon May 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Please let us know how he is doing. I was the nurse assisting on the scene prior to help arriving. Thank you!
melissa June 07, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Please keep me updated this is a friend of mine though i hadn't known him very well but i knew what kind of kid he was...... a good one and i give all my support STAY STRONG AC :)
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) June 07, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Hi Melissa, Rest assured I am not dropping this story. Stay tuned!

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