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Teen hit by car in critical condition

POSTED: May 16, 2013 8:25 p.m.

A 14-year-old boy was critically injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a car while walking to his bus stop.


According to initial reports to investigators, the teenager was walking down Glennwood Drive toward his bus stop, which is at or near the intersection with Highway 30. He was hit at approximately 8:30 a.m. by a Chevrolet Cavalier being driven along Glennwood.


Deputies and emergency crews provided first aid to the boy. He was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where at last report he was in critical condition.


Investigators interviewed the driver Thursday and are looking for any possible witnesses, said Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor.


“It’s not exactly clear yet how this happened, but that’s being investigated,” Ehsanipoor said.


The boy was walking alone to his bus stop, according to Ehsanipoor. Glennwood Drive is a private street in southern Effingham County.


“There are only a few houses on Glennwood. It’s pretty sparsely-populated around there,” Ehsanipoor said.


The crash is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. The GSP’s Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team was on the scene Thursday documenting evidence.

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