Peterborough: Pedestrian hit on Route 202 sustains facial, chest injuries

PETERBOROUGH — A 16-year-old Peterborough boy was hit by a car on Route 202 near Monadnock Community Plaza late Monday afternoon.

According to Peterborough Police Capt. Ernie Belletete, the boy, whose name police have not released, was taken by ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment of facial and chest injuries. Belletete said the victim was conscious and alert after the accident, and did not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

The boy was crossing the road from the Grove Street Extension intersection, walking toward the shopping plaza, at about 4:45 p.m., when he was hit by a southbound 2002 Chevrolet box-truck van, driven by James Murphy, 63, of New Ipswich. Murphy was not injured. The van had moderate damage to the grill and front hood.

Belletete said it was dark and Murphy apparently did not see the boy, who was wearing dark clothing. No charges are likely to be filed, Belletete said, although the accident remains under investigation. He said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident.

Information on the boy’s condition was unavailable Tuesday afternoon.

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