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Haverford High School Student Struck By SUV, Motorist Drives Off: Police

The 14-year-old male student is in critical condition at CHOP.

This past Friday at 10:25 p.m. a freshman was allegedly struck by a black SUV, where the driver fled the scene, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood has told the Haverford-Havertown Patch Monday morning.

The incident happened when the 14-year-old male student was with three other friends when they approached the intersection of Township Line Road and Bryan Street, when the three friends, on their bikes, stopped at the intersection while the victim wearing earphones kept going on his skateboard, Chitwood explained.

That is when a late model black SUV with tinted windows allegedly “struck him on the passenger side, knocking him off his skateboard and sent him flying 30 feet into the air and landed on the road,” Chitwood said in the phone interview.

That is when the driver allegedly made a turn onto the one-way Agnew Drive, going the wrong way and parked to inspect the damage done to his vehicle, a witness told police, Chitwood stated. The driver allegedly then drove off at “high speed” and turned down into an alley. 

“These hit-and-run people are like using a gun (when they hit a person with a vehicle). They are probably on drugs or drinking and have a suspended license,” Chitwood said. “He was more worried about his car.”

The 14-year-old boy suffered a broken hip, internal and head injuries, Chitwood explained, adding that he was conscious when police got to the scene. The boy was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he currently resides.

Chitwood has called for the public’s help in identifying the driver, who is described as a white male, between 30 to 40 years old, 5’ 9” and wearing either a red sweater or sweatshirt. Chitwood urged those with any information to call police at 610-734-7677.

Haverford High School Principal Dr. Jeffrey Nesbitt stated in an email to Patch that he could not comment on the incident.

bigben December 17, 2011 at 01:45 PM
wonder how many times the victim was told not to wear earphones while in traffic. Guess he had to learn the hard way. The hit and run is no excuse, but if the kid wasn't distracted by his music, maybe he'd pay attention to traffic
bigben December 17, 2011 at 03:43 PM
Well the victim is not blameless. Well maybe the parent should take the responsibility too
vincent snyder December 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM
the.se type of drivers are scumbags of the highest class
gallese February 16, 2013 at 08:59 PM
its no ones fault but the D A s office
gallese February 16, 2013 at 09:00 PM
they soon shall be all drug tested
gallese February 16, 2013 at 09:02 PM
we need to higher sober men and women in our court house
gallese February 17, 2013 at 01:12 AM
a letter was mailed to the federal court concerning the D. A. for the office to tested for drugs and alcohol
gallese February 17, 2013 at 01:16 AM
there no different/ Drug test them
gallese February 17, 2013 at 01:18 AM
the district attorney hired a crazy man
gallese February 17, 2013 at 01:21 AM
our district attorney listened to anthony truscello He went to jail 4 peeping at a police lady
gallese February 17, 2013 at 01:23 AM
i went to the district attorney and told them a man raped my daughter
gallese February 17, 2013 at 01:26 AM
now i went to the federal court 4 them to deal with media
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 01:04 AM
police. detective, magistrate office sent me to office of D A Media Pa 19063 Concerning my daughter being raped D. A. made no attempt to investigate. My daughter was again raped. Im requesting an investigation on this office
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 01:20 AM
we need to investigate there rape cases,
Kevin February 19, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Dude. Enough. You can't spell and I'm the only one seeing this considering you are commenting on a two year old case that I randomly chose to receive notifications on.
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 01:24 AM
also drug test and urine them they are no different. Especially when there office is running our children over
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 01:25 AM
federal courts were told
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 01:29 AM
we need a stronger D A
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Im ready to take that office into the Federal Court I have evidence
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 03:20 AM
I work on cars and its brutal All the hard steel and how they run on concrete And to imagine this 4000 pound hunk of steel hit this young boy and take off as if he was an animal Call the federal courts on media
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 03:23 AM
they dont practice law they brake the law
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 03:25 AM
maybe they want to be foregiven
joseph gallese February 19, 2013 at 03:29 AM
i have respected police detective and courtroom women to testify for my daughter against D. A.

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