Neighbors Lift Car to Help Trapped Teen in New Haven: Police

Neighbors came to help a 13-year-old boy who was trapped beneath a car that accidentally hit him in New Haven, police said. 

Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Peck and Rowe Streets at 8:16 p.m. on Friday. 

It was reported that a child was struck by a car and neighbors came to help the boy who was stuck beneath the vehicle, New Haven Police said.

Police said the neighbors were able to lift the car enough to free the boy, who lives nearby. 

The boy was conscious and alert at the scene, police said, and was rushed to the Pediatric Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 

The 24-year-old woman who struck the boy did not violate any laws, police said, because there was no stop sign, she was not speeding, the boy's bike had no lights and the accident occurred in the dark. 

The boy suffered from leg and arm injuries but remains in stable condition, police said. 

New Haven Police are still questioning witnesses from the scene. 

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