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Teen Hit By Car on Route 1 Taken to Trauma Center

Police say a 14-year-old boy suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016)

A 14-year-old student from West Shore Middle School is in stable condition at the trauma center at Yale-New Haven Hospital after being hit by a car on Route 1 in Milford this morning, according to officials.

Fire officials said the boy was on his way to school and was trying to cross the road at Route 1, or Bridgeport Avenue, and Camden Street, at 7:25 a.m. when he was hit by a car. There is no crosswalk in this section of the busy road, according to officials. 

"Being that it's during the rush hour period and with school being back in session, there’s a lot going on in that area," Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi with the Milford Fire Department said.

Paramedics began treating the boy, who sustained potentially serious but non-life threatening injuries, and more units were called in.

“We met with the student and his family at the hospital," Paul Cavanna, principal of West Shore Middle School, said in a statement to families. "The student is listed in stable condition and is being cared for by hospital staff. We would like to thank our emergency responders for their efforts and all of you for your support."

Milford police are investigating and fire officials said this is the second time a pedestrian was hit on the same stretch of road in 48 hours.

A 34-year-old woman was hit by a car at 10:47 p.m. on Sunday at Route 1 and Woodland Drive, according to the fire department.

Officials said she was taken to Bridgeport Hospital and has life-threatening injuries.

Mayor Ben Blake said he is working with the state DOT about adding more pedstrian walkways on this area of Route 1. The mayor urgest drivers to slow down with school back in session and for parents to remind children to use designated crosswalks. 

"Crossing that type of roadway with that volume of traffic, any time you step in that roadway you’re taking your life into risk and you’re approaching a dangerous situation," Fabrizi said.