A 9-year-old boy was injured after being struck by a car on Arbor Street in Wenham on Thursday afternoon.
The crash was first reported at 3:54 p.m., just up from the .
“It appears to be minor injuries at this time,” said Police Chief Ken Walsh at the scene on Arbor Street.
The crash occurred between 16 and 17 Arbor St., near a crosswalk. Police said they are investigating whether the boy was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident.
Walsh lauded the quick response of several neighbors, who quickly ran to the side of the boy, comforting him and providing first aid.
“We’re still interviewing witnesses,” Walsh said.
Lyons ambulance took the boy to to be treated.
The boy was crossing from the east side of the road to the west side, police said, and was struck by a Toyota Highlander that was being driven southbound.
The vehicle’s driver was not injured.
Police at the scene said it was too soon to release the name of anyone that was involved. The boy was with other children at the time of the crash – some of them were on bicycles, Walsh said.
One neighbor, who did not know the boy's name, said the boy that was injured lives in the area. The boy was shaken up and received some scratches, the neighbor said.
The accident occurred at shift change for the , so in addition to the , Walsh said Capt. Tom Perkins, Acting Sgt. Christopher Machain and Sgt. Mark Fraser and Officer Steven Farinato all responded. Hamilton Sgt. Stephen Walsh and Officer Michael Girolimon assisted by closing off Arbor Street between School Street and Main Street until about 4:35 p.m. while police investigated.