Township Boy Injured After Being Hit By Car

An 11-year-old Martin Street resident sustained cuts to his face and an injury to one leg after he was hit Oct. 16 while waiting for his school bus.

Police said the boy was waiting for his bus on Norma Avenue when he tried to cross the street. As he did so, he said, he was struck by a car.

The car’s driver, Destiny Harris-Boyd of Somerset, told police she saw a group of youth on the corner of Norma and Martin, “looking as though they were going to cross the street.”

Harris-Boyd said she started to slow down when the 11-year-old ran in front of her car. She said she swerved to the left, but could not avoid hitting the boy.

The bus arrived soon after, and, Harris-Boyd said, the driver, Wesley Jorgensen, took her information and she left. Jorgensen told police that the boy did not want to go to school, but went home instead.

Jorgensen said he notified the school administration of the accident when he arrived.

The youth suffered cuts above and below his right eye and complained of pain in his left leg, police said. The boy’s mother said she would take him to their doctor.

Harris-Boyd, who was later notified by police and appeared at police headquarters, was cited for driving while on the suspended list, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.

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