A 15-year-old boy is at Lawrence General Hospital with “serious injuries” after being struck by an automobile while apparently on his way to school early this morning.
The victim is reportedly a sophomore at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. Police have not identified the boy and his condition has not been released. He was struck just before 7 a.m. near Buttonwood Museum, 240 Water St., by a Honda Civic driven by an also unidentified Haverhill resident.
“The pedestrian went into the windshield and suffered serious injuries,” said Police Lt. Robert P. Pistone, Haverhill police spokesperson. He said the accident is under investigation by Officer Lane Powell.
Whittier Superintendent Maureen Lynch told WHAV she was notified within minutes of the accident.
“It’s the worst phone call I can get. We are hoping and praying the student is ok,” she said. Lynch said the parents were notified. She added she is still awaiting word on the boy’s condition.
Following the accident, police closed a portion of the street and detoured vehicles around the area.
A witness reported holding the boy’s hand and obtaining his mother’s telephone number.
This is a developing story.