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Two injured, one seriously, in Waltham pedestrian accident on Thursday

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  January 30, 2014 04:20 PM

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Two teenagers were taken to area hospitals, one with serious injuries, after being struck by a car Thursday afternoon on Lexington Street in Waltham, police said.

One of the victims, a 14-year-old girl, was dragged and then trapped under a Hyunadi Sonata, which was driven by an 18-year-old Newton woman, according to a statement from Waltham Police. An 18-year-old man who was walking with the girl was also hit by the Hyundai and thrown to the side, the statement said.

The car had to be lifted with a floorjack from a nearby muffler shop to get the girl out, authorities said.

Three local off-duty safety officials -- Police Det. Dgt. Steven Fournerier, Officer Jeffrey Fogg, and firefighter Matthew MacEwen -- happened to witness the accident. Fogg helped find the floorjack and then the three "were able to lift the vehicle up off the female who was still pinned under the weight of the Hyundai," police said.

The girl was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. The man was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

The driver did not appear to be impaired at the time of the accident, the statement said.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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