Boy Hit by Car In Stable Condition

A 13-year-old boy was struck by a car Friday evening at the intersection of Peck and Rowe Streets.

The driver of the Nissan Murano is a 24-year-old woman who lives in the New Haven, Connecticut neighborhood on. Her name has not been released.

Before EMTs arrived on the scene, neighbors rushed to the child's aid. He was trapped beneath the car, but bystanders were able to lift the car enough to free the child.

The boy was rushed by ambulance to the Pediatric Emergency Department at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was conscious and alert at the scene.

The boy was struck while riding his bicycle into the center of the intersection and into the path of the car. The driver had no stop sign and didn't violate any laws.

The bicycle had no lights and the accident occured after dark. The car was able to stop a few feet from the point of impact.

The child has suffered injuries to both legs and one arm as well as internal injuries. He is expected to recover and is listed in stable condition.

The intersection was closed for just under two hours and has since been reopened.

A fire destroyed the homes of two people on Branch Street.

The Bennington residents are being assisted by Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers.

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