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High School Student Struck by Car, Suffers Head Trauma

NMHS student struck by car, transported to Hackensack University Medical Center with head trauma and possible broken arm.

A sixteen-year old female student from was struck by a car traveling southbound on River Road at the intersection of Cooper Street at approximately 3:40pm Tuesday, Frank Papapietro said.

According to Papapietro, who was at the scene, it is unclear if the student stepped out in front of the car or walked into the side of it as it passed by. 

"It was evident that she suffered significant head trauma and a possible broken arm," Papapietro said.

The injured student was transported by EMS crews to Hackensack University Medical Center.

Her condition was not clear late Tuesday.

The driver, a new Milford resident, appeared uninjured.

"Obviously, the driver is very shaken," Papapietro said.

Aiding the injured student were off-duty members of the New Milford Fire Department and school officials, Papapietro said. 

Papapietro said that the investigation, conducted by police officer Frank Haggerty, will be ongoing.

Ulises April 18, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I hope she gets better soon. Unfortunately, this type of accident will become more common once the United Water property gets developed and traffic, by our kids' high school, takes a turn for the worse.
Arlene M. Baladi April 18, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I hope that all who were affected by this accident are alright - the victim and the driver!
Denise April 18, 2012 at 02:41 PM
As usual, I truly agre with Ulises.....
Frances Lando April 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Hope all are okay - I agree with Ulises - only more problems if United Water property gets developed Flando
John DeSantis April 18, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I hope she recovers with no lasting problems. I also agree with Ulises. If I'm not mistaken there is a zoning board meeting tomorrow evening. All who oppose this developement should attend.

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