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November 16, 2013

Teen recovering after being struck by SUV in Danvers

DANVERS — A 13-year-old boy is “progressing well” from injuries suffered when he was struck by a Ford Explorer on Route 62 (Poplar Street) late Tuesday afternoon, police Chief Neil Ouellette said.

The boy was transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital then flown to Boston Children’s Hospital, Ouellette said.

Police initially identified the boy as being 15 years old. Ouellette said in cases involving juveniles, the department does not release their names.

“I can tell you he is progressing,” Ouellette said.

The accident occurred in the vicinity of 38 Poplar St. at 4:54 p.m. when the SUV, which was heading toward Middleton, hit the boy. He was on foot near the Danvers Rail Trail crossing, heading away from Danvers High toward downtown. Ouellette could not say if the teen was in the crosswalk at the time.

The boy was reportedly unconscious when police and firefighters arrived, but regained consciousness as he was being taken by ambulance.

Patrolman William Cassidy was returning from another call and was first on scene. A state police accident reconstruction team responded to the accident. Ouellette said with the accident still under investigation, he could not say if any charges would be filed. The accident forced a closure of Poplar Street for about 21/2 hours.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at eforman@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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