Teen Hit By Car in Willimantic

17-year-old victim was flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital.

By Bob Connors
|  Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:18 PM EDT
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Teen Hit By Car in Willimantic

A 17-year-old was flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital after being hit by a car in Willimantic.

The teen was struck in a private parking lot near 210 Birch Street shortly before 4 p.m., according to police.

State Police said the victim and the driver are both students.

An ambulance transported the victim to Windham Hospital and the teenager was then taken by Life Star to Hartford Hospital, according to Willimantic Fire Chief Marc Scrivener. The driver of the car remained on the scene, Scrivener said.

Birch Street remained closed while State Police investigated the accident. Police are not releasing any information about the victim's condition.

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