Officials are continuing investigations Thursday after a 7-year-old boy was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in his Tewksbury, Massachusetts neighborhood.
The crash was reported at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday after a nurse hit the child with the vehicle. The distraught driver helped the boy with his injuries until paramedics arrived, according to officials.
The boy was thrown from his bicycle and he suffered a head injury as a result of the crash. He was not wearing a helmet, authorities said.
"Kids are everywhere, it's summertime," Kendra Carpenter, a neighbor, said. "Take your time and look everywhere you're going."
The family of the boy said he was alert and crying after the crash. He was flown to Tufts Medical Center in Boston via medical helicopter and his family expect him to survive.
"A family member was crying pretty hysterical," Todd Arsenault, who works near the scene of the crash, said. "It's just sad. It was sad to see. Hopefully the boy is alright."
The District Attorney's Office said the driver remained on the scene and was cooperative. No charges have been announced and the condition of the boy remains unclear.