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Waltham Girl In Surgery For Injuries From Being Struck By Car

11-year-old Waltham girl seriously injured this morning.

The 11-year-old Waltham girl on Main Street, is currently undergoing surgery for her injuries, according to .

The girl, whose name police did not release, is being treated for serious injuries at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to a Waltham Police press release. She sustained injuries to her head and upper body.

After a preliminary investigation, police determined a 29-year-old woman driving her vehicle westbound near 1083 Main St., struck the girl who was attempting to cross Main Street in a marked crosswalk, according to police. The driver of the vehicle is not from Waltham, police said.

The accident occured at 8 a.m.

The Waltham Police Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the incident.

Kristine Conti Fusco July 15, 2011 at 05:50 PM
I am praying that this little girl is okay. I have a 12-year-old and we live in the area and can't imagine this happening to my little girl. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and also for the poor woman that hit the girl, who is probably devastated. What a terrible accident.
Lydia Magill July 16, 2011 at 02:05 PM
Hope that this youngster makes a quick and full recovery - no long term or residual injuries. As for the driver - if indeed she struck the child in a marked crosswalk - then shame on her. Let's hope the Waltham police don't take the "easy" route on this one!
antonia wingate July 16, 2011 at 09:13 PM
Praying for this young girl and the driver -- it was a tragic accident -- a bus was obstructing the view, for the driver and the girl. Shame on you, Lydia Magill for casting stones -- I'm sure she is suffering in many ways. I know I would be totally distraught if God forbid it had been me or someone I loved (both ways --- the young girl and the driver).
Janet July 17, 2011 at 03:57 AM
I hate to say, but, the driver of the car was being impatient and because the bus was stopped, she decided to drive around it instead of imagine that the bus may have been stopped for a REASON? Umm, like a pedestrian? My job has me driving about 1,000 miles a week and all I ever see on the roads are impatient drivers filled with road rage. I am sure she had no intention of hitting a pedestrian, but this is a good lesson for all drivers to be cautious when there is a stopped vehicle and you can't see the reason it is stopped. Poor girl, I hope she is okay and survives her injuries without too much trouble.
Jane Dobisz July 19, 2011 at 01:29 AM
We are praying for this girl who is in my daughter's class at school -may she recover fully and completely!
Ali July 19, 2011 at 01:34 AM
Her condition is not stable yet at Mass General. Please pray for her speedy recovery.
Liz July 19, 2011 at 06:43 PM
Given that those first critical 72 hours have passed, it's likely she will be ok - thank goodness! I was having my coffee on our deck that morning about 40 feet away from the scene and couldn't shake the feeling of it all for days. God love her.
Muhammad Azzam Ali July 20, 2011 at 06:01 PM
Her dad KASHIF is my cousin and i met with the girl who years back. She is very nice and charming girl. May ALLAH gives her long, healthy and prosperous life. We all are praying for her. She has to live for us, for parents and she will be fine. Azzam Ali
Liz July 23, 2011 at 01:04 PM
According to the police update yesterday (July 21) she was still unconscious at Mass General. She has been in our prayers.
Syeda Hina Zehra July 29, 2011 at 11:28 AM
thank you for you concern liz I am little girls anut they have moved her to a diffrent hospital for rehab

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