Warren B. Ryder, Chief of Police
520 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough, MA 01719
For Immediate Release
Monday, May 26, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Boy, 8, Struck by Vehicle This Afternoon in Boxborough
Taken to Area Hospital With Minor Injuries
Note to editors: A few of you have inquired about this incident today. Please direct all calls and clarification questions to John Guilfoil.
The Boxborough Police Department today responded to Houghton Lane for a report of a young boy struck by a motor vehicle.
Upon arrival, shortly before 5 p.m., police officers and firefighters from the Boxborough Fire Department found the boy, 8, was struck by a pickup truck as he ran onto the road from between two parked cars. He was treated at the scene and then transported by Boxborough Fire to a local hospital. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
An investigation by the Boxborough Police Department determined that there was nothing the driver could have done to avoid the accident. The driver was not speeding or impaired in any way. No citations were issued.