13-year-old boy riding bicycle struck and seriously injured by car in Pepperell

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities, according to police.

A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries on Sunday night after he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Pepperell. 

Pepperell police said officers responded to a report of a crash involving a child on Shawnee Road around 7:15 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found the teen had been struck by a Chevrolet Malibu and was suffering from serious injuries.

The boy was wearing a helmet, according to police. He was initially taken by ambulance to Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer before being flown by a medical helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. 

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Police said the investigation into the crash is ongoing and the driver of the car, a 62-year-old Pepperell man, stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.