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Boy Struck by Car While Riding Bike in Tewksbury

August 2, 2018

Sun Staff Report

TEWKSBURY -- A 7-year-old boy sustained serious head trauma after being struck by an SUV while riding his bicycle on Pratt Street Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

The boy was taken by medical helicopter from Tewksbury Country Club to a Boston trauma center. The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m.

The boy is from Malden. He was visiting relatives.

“It looks like a terrible tragedy,” Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan said. “We’re praying the boy is able to make it out of this.”

A 31-year-old woman driving a Cadillac SUV struck the boy, police said. She made the 911 call, and is cooperating with police.

As part of the investigation, detectives are reconstructing the crash scene.

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