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Teenager Hit by Car; Route 6 in Woodbury Closed

Traffic is being rerouted near Routes 61 and 6, after a 17-year-old was reportedly struck by a car, the Woodbury first selectman reports.

 

Editor's Note

The follow-up to this accident, identifying the names of the people involved, is located here:

Original Article

First Selectman Gerald Stomski confirmed a teenager on a scooter was struck by a car on Route 6 this morning, Friday, Sept. 7.

He said the teenager was transported to a local hospital but he has no word on the condition at this point.

Initial reports indicate the teenager may have traveled in front of a car before being struck but Stomski could not confirm that at this point.

Route 6 is closed north of Route 61 and traffic is being rerouted accordingly, Stomski said.

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Voice of Reason September 07, 2012 at 04:31 PM
I hope the teen is okay. I've encountered several youngsters riding scooters, especially this past summer. The problem as I see it is similar to the bicyclists that are traveling a high rate of speed. These people are going fast enough that they must be very mindful of debris on the side of the road so avoid an object they suddenly veer out into the driving lane of motorists (not saying that this is what happened in this case, just generally speaking). Essentially, all of the various drivers need to pay more attention and to drive a reasonable speed for their vehicle and conditions.
Jaimie Cura September 07, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Hope so too - some folks on our Facebook page said they heard the teen has a possible concussion and possible leg injuries: www.facebook.com/woodmiddpatch
Karla Rinaldi September 07, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I heard severe leg and head injuries he was stabilized at Waterbury hospital then transported to Connecticut Childrens hospital thoughts and prayers to his family for a speedy recovery
Jaimie Cura September 07, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Hi Karla - I'm just about to post an update from the Woodbury PD. Thanks for the update.
Jaimie Cura September 07, 2012 at 07:14 PM
http://woodbury-middlebury.patch.com/articles/bethlehem-teen-struck-by-truck-while-riding-moped

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