Update: Boy hit by car Tuesday morning in Devon in stable condition
UPDATE 4 p.m.: School officials released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying that the 14-year-old boy hit by a car this morning is in stable condition:
Principal Paul Cavanna sent the following message to West Shore families: “I just wanted to follow up with all of you regarding the motor vehicle accident today involving one of our students. We met with the student and his family at the hospital. The student is listed in stable condition and is being cared for by hospital staff. We would like to thank our emergency responders for their efforts and all of you for your support.”
Earlier post: A 14-year-old boy was hit by a car Tuesday morning at the intersection of Bridgeport Avenue and Camden Street at a school bus stop, the second serious accident in that area in a matter of days.
On Tuesday morning, at about 7:25 a.m., the teenage boy was hit by a passenger vehicle while trying to cross the street, according to Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi.
School officials said the boy is a student at West Shore Middle School and was at a bus stop with a group of other students when he was hit.
Two Milford firefighter/paramedics were in the area and quickly arrived to render care. Additional units were dispatched to assist. The patient was treated on the scene for potentially serious injuries and transported to Yale Trauma Center under the care of Milford fire paramedics.
One source said the boy suffered a broken arm.
Milford police were on the scene to investigate. Police said the motorist stopped at the scene of the accident.
Tuesday was the second day of school for Milford students.
A similar accident occurred less than 48 hours earlier on the same stretch of roadway in the Devon area. On Aug. 28 at about 10:45 p.m., a 34-year-old Stratford woman was struck by a passenger vehicle in the area of Bridgeport Avenue and Woodland Drive.
The patient was treated on the scene by Milford fire paramedics and transported to Bridgeport Hospital with life threatening injuries.
Police are still looking for help finding the driver of the car that struck the woman Sunday night.
Friends have started a gofundme page for the accident victim, Amanda Keane, 34, who was leaving her job at the Bridge House Restaurant when she was hit.
“The extent of her injuries are yet to be known as she is still in intensive care; however, she and her loving family will be in need of assistance,” the gofundme page states. “Amanda has been a very hard working, loving person that always puts others in front of herself, always helping others … in the workplace or at home, she is admired by all. Her chipper and bubbly personality is one of a kind and is extremely contagious.”
A witness told police that it was a dark-colored sedan traveling eastbound on Bridgeport Avenue that struck Keane and a vehicle that she was trying to get into.
The witness told police that after the accident occurred, the dark-colored sedan fled the scene and headed eastbound.
The car involved in the accident would have damage to its right front headlight, bumper, right fender, and would be missing its passenger side right mirror, police said.
As of Tuesday, the gofundme page had raised almost $3,000 of $100,000 sought. Several contributors noted her lively personality.
“My husband and I love when she waits on us — she's hilarious and her laugh is infectious,” one contributor wrote. “I'll be saying lots of prayers for her and her family.”
Another contributor noted that Keane had also worked at SBC in downtown Milford for 10 years.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Milford Police Department, Traffic Division, at 203-878-5244. Reference Case #4833-16.