8-year-old struck by car, injured at Wellesley school

An 8-year-old child suffered “significant injuries” after being struck by a car in the driveway of a Wellesley elementary school late Thursday afternoon, police said.

The child was flown to a Boston hospital, Wellesley Police Lieutenant Marie Cleary said. The driver was also taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. in the driveway of Schofield Elementary School on Cedar Street. The child is not a student at the school, police said in a statement.


A woman was driving at a “slow rate of speed” in the school’s driveway, looking for a parking spot, when the child “crossed over” from the opposite side of the lot, the statement said.

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The child had an adult caretaker at the time.

“The female operator of the SUV stopped and immediately began rendering medical aid to the child,” police wrote in the statement.he child isn’t a student at the school.

“All of the individuals involved in the crash were at the Schofield School for non-school related events,” police said.

The driver of the car remained on scene and is cooperating with police, Cleary said.


No further information was available, and the incident is still under investigation.

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