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Teen hospitalized in Milford after being hit by car

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A teen was hit by a car on Bridgeport Avenue in Milford on Tuesday morning. (WFSB) A teen was hit by a car on Bridgeport Avenue in Milford on Tuesday morning. (WFSB)

A 14-year-old boy was hit by a car while heading to school in the Devon section of Milford on Tuesday morning, according to police.

Police said the unidentified teen was trying to cross Bridgeport Avenue near Camden Street when he was struck by a vehicle at about 7:25 a.m.  Police added the teen was trying to catch the school bus. 

The boy was treated at the scene for potentially serious injuries. Police said he was conscious and alert when he was taken to Yale Trauma Center. 

"He's suffered some serious, but not life threatening injuries," Milford Police Officer Mike DeVito said. 

Police said the driver of the car involved in the crash stayed at the scene. The Milford Police Traffic Unit is investigating the crash and on Tuesday morning, detectives were looking for surveillance video from nearby businesses to see if cameras captured the accident. 

"I know at night, it's very dark on this road," Jeff Donaldson, of Milford, said. "But, the kid was hit this morning and it was broad daylight."

A similar incident happened on Sunday night when a woman trying to cross the same stretch of the road was hit by a car. She was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police are still looking for the car that hit her.

There's no crosswalk right where the teen tried was crossing on Tuesday morning. Milford fire officials said they want to remind people about the importance of using designated crosswalks and signaling devices when trying to cross the street. 

"Schools are now in session, and driver's need to remain alert for bus pickups/drop-offs and children crossing the roadway," fire officials said in a press release.

"Just be extra careful driving these first couple of days because there are going to be a lot more students and a lot more school buses than there were the last two and a half months," DeVito said. 

The teen is a student at West Shore Middle School. On Tuesday, Principal Paul Cavanna sent a statement that said "I just wanted to follow up with all of you regarding the motor vehicle accident today involving one of our students. We met with the student and his family at the hospital. The student is listed in stable condition and is being cared for by hospital staff. We would like to thank our emergency responders for their efforts and all of you for your support.”

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