Lexington — A 17-year-old male pedestrian was struck crossing Massachusetts Avenue near the TD Bank in Lexington Center around 6 p.m. Thursday.
Jeff Way, who was driving the silver 2004 Honda Civic involved in the accident, told police he did not see the pedestrian crossing the street. Witnesses said the pedestrian was hit in a crosswalk.
Way said he could not see around a large white van in front of him when the pedestrian stepped into the road.
According to Way, the pedestrian jumped up just before the car struck him.
“He jumped up,” said Way. “[I] hit his lower legs.”
Approximately 10 minutes after the incident occurred, the pedestrian was standing with no apparent injuries. Officers, in describing the individual’s injuries, stated the pedestrian did not remember all of the accident and may have injured his wrist. He was strapped into a neck brace and was waiting to be taken to the hospital.
Way said he stopped immediately and estimated that the impact took place at 5 to 10 miles per hour. His vehicle sustained minor damage to the hood above the left headlight.