Larchmont boy hit by car suffers serious injuries

A 9-year-old boy was hit Friday morning by a car in Larchmont at Grove and Magnolia avenues, throwing him into the air and leaving him unconscious. According to neighbors, the boy was walking his sister

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2008, 10:43 PM

Updated 5,835 days ago

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Larchmont boy hit by car suffers serious injuries
A 9-year-old boy was hit Friday morning by a car in Larchmont at Grove and Magnolia avenues, throwing him into the air and leaving him unconscious.
According to neighbors, the boy was walking his sister to a commuter bus stop when he was hit.
Police brought the driver of the car, a white Lexus with Connecticut license plates, into custody, but no charges have been made yet. However, authorities say the driver could be charged with DWI under ?youthful status.?
Neighbors say that the incident took place in an area where children are constantly playing in front of their homes or walking in the street to catch their school buses. According to locals, cars often drive down the streets too quickly, and with summer on its way, they are worried. Parents from Larchmont warn local kids to be careful when walking through the area.
Some locals want extra safety precautions in the area. ?We should have four stop signs at the corner,? Richard Briotte, of Mamaroneck says. ?Cars tend to go a little faster at that stretch.?
Neighbors also want to remind people driving by to remember that the speed limit on neighborhood streets is 25 mph.
Police haven?t released the name, age or gender of the driver, who told authorities that a bus blocked the view of the child. However, authorities did compel the driver to take a blood alcohol test and are currently waiting for results.
The boy is expected to live but has sustained extensive injuries, including bleeding on his brain, a broken leg and a broken pelvis.


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