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SUV Driver Hits One Car And Veers Off To Seriously Injure 14-Year-Old Boy On Monday

MID-ISLAND, ST. CROIX — A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a car Monday afternoon on St. Croix.

A black SUV was driving down Mon Bijou road about 3:14 p.m. and tried to make a left turn onto the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School property when it hit one vehicle a “veered” off to hit the boy also, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The boy sustained internal damages and was airlifted to a San Juan, Puerto Rico medical center for further treatment for his injuries sustained from the accident,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “He remains in critical condition.”

This incident remains open pending further investigation by the Traffic Investigation Bureau, according to Dratte.

The boy who was injured attends nearby John H. Woodson Junior High School and probably was walking home when he was struck, Dratte told the Virgin Islands Free Press today.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked the contact the Traffic Investigation Bureau at 340-778-2211.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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