UPDATED: McCarthy Elementary Student Struck by a Car

A second grade student at McCarthy Elementary was struck by a car Monday morning.


A second grade student at McCarthy Elementary School was struck by a car Monday morning just after 8 a.m. on Flagg Drive. School starts at 8:15 a.m. at McCarthy.

The boy, age 7 was taken to MetroWest Medical Center for x-rays.

McCarthy Elementary principal Matt Hanlon said Tuesday afternoon the boy is fine, with no broken bones. McCarthy parents reported he had a few cuts and scrapes.

Framingham Police said the boy was hit by a Framingham man, 59, driving a Volvo. The incident happened on Flagg Drive.

Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini said it appeared the boy "ran out in the street." Police are investigating.

Hanlon said a parent had parked the car at the Fuller Middle School lot across the street. The student ran ahead of his father and crossed Flagg Drive, not in the crosswalk.

Flagg Drive is very congested in the morning with both Fuller Middle and McCarthy Elementary schools starting about the same time.

With fewer students riding the bus due to a change in policy, there are more parents dropping off students at McCarthy Elementary School. Parents are asked ti park at Fuller if they are not dropping off a student in the morning, so not to disrupt the drop off traffic flow.

Parking spaces are at a premium at the elementary school. For pick up, parents are encouraged to park at the Fuller lot.

Monday afternoon a security guard was patrolling the Mass Bay Community lot not allowing parents to park there.

Hanlon said he and his staff already were reviewing options to make drop off and pick up of students safer.

On the PTO's page, the mother of the boy struck thanked the principal, assistant principal and the "many moms who stepped in to help." 

"We are so blessed to have such a supportive community," she wrote.


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