FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:31 p.m. the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call that a child had been struck by a motor vehicle in the driveway of the Schofield School.
The Wellesley Police Department, Wellesley Fire Department and Cataldo Paramedics responded to the scene. After speaking with witnesses’ officers learned that the female operator of a black Acura SUV had driven through the parking area at the end of the driveway and began to loop around in an attempt to find a parking space. At the same time an 8-year-old child, with an adult caretaker, had crossed over from a parking spot on the opposite side of the parking area. The child was struck by the black Acura SUV, which was traveling at a slow rate of speed in the travel lane.
The female operator of the SUV stopped and immediately began rendering medical aid to the child.
The child suffered significant injuries and was transported by Medflight to a hospital in Boston.
The Wellesley Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team and Detectives responded to the scene and are currently conducting an investigation.
All of the individuals involved in the crash were at the Schofield School for non-school related events. The child is not a student at Schofield School.
This crash is currently under investigation and no further details are available at this time.