Minivan strikes teen jaywalking in Waltham
WALTHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- A teen was flown to a local hospital after police say he was walking home from school when he was hit by a van driven by another teenager.
A cracked windshield and tossed shoe were left behind after a 15-year-old boy was hit by a minivan Thursday. A 17-year-old was behind the wheel.
Police say the boy, an 8th grader at Kennedy Middle School, wasn't using a crosswalk when he crossed the street. He made it across three lanes of traffic headed north on Lexington Street but was hit by a car going southbound.
“As he was crossing the street, he passed between vehicles that were waiting for a red light, came through those vehicles, and when he cut out between them, that's when he was struck by the oncoming vehicle,” said Sergeant William Gallant, Waltham Police Department.
The oncoming vehicle was driven by a Waltham High School student.
The 15-year-old boy was airlifted to Tufts Medical Center from a nearby field with a serious head injury.
People who live nearby say they often see students jaywalking Lexington Street.
“All the time. You know, they're invincible when they're that age. They know that they have the right of way so they just walk out into the street,” said Don Canning.
Police say it does not look like speed nor impairment were factors. The victim is listed in stable condition.