David Scott, Chief of Police
59 Main St.
Pepperell, MA 01463
For Immediate Release
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Pepperell Police Respond to Pedestrian Crash Involving 13-Year-Old Boy
PEPPERELL — Chief David Scott reports that the Pepperell Police Department is investigating after an 13-year-old boy was struck by a car Sunday night while riding his bicycle.
At approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Pepperell Police responded to a report of a pedestrian crash involving a child on Shawnee Road.
Upon arrival, officers located a 13-year-old boy who had been struck by a Chevrolet Malibu sedan. The boy was transported by a Pepperell Fire Department ambulance to Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. He was then flown by medical helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
The boy suffered serious injuries that are believed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the sedan, a 62-year-old Pepperell man, stayed at the scene of the crash and was cooperative with police.
The cause of the crash remains under active investigation by Pepperell Police. Members of the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) will be responding to the scene to assist with the investigation.
No other injuries were reported in the incident. The boy was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash.
No further information is available at this time.