Boy Struck on Water St. Remains in ‘Serious, but Stable’ Condition

The 15-year-old boy, struck by a car yesterday morning while walking to his bus stop, is in “serious, but stable” condition at Lawrence General Hospital.

The Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School student still has not been officially identified. Police did say the driver of the 1999 Honda Civic that struck the boy is an 18-year-old Haverhill resident who was heading east on Water Street toward Groveland. No charges have been filed pending results of an investigation. The driver may have been blinded by sunlight, sources said. Police are reportedly also looking into whether the Whittier Vo-Tech sophomore was on a crosswalk when he was struck.

He was struck just before 7 a.m. near Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St. “The pedestrian went into the windshield,” said Police Lt. Robert P. Pistone, Haverhill police spokesperson.

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.