FAIRFIELD — A 14-year-old boy was injured, but apparently not seriously, after he was hit by a car and dragged about 20 feet along the asphalt of Sunset Avenue just south of East Tabor Avenue on Monday.
The 29-year-old Fairfield woman driving the maroon Honda CRV in a southbound lane of Sunset Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. told police officers that the boy darted out from behind a large parked car alongside the right shoulder of the roadway.
The spot where the boy entered the roadway from the sidewalk was adjacent to a gate along the tall wrought iron fence surrounding The Groves apartment complex. A group of children who were playing quietly there watched the spectacle of police and firefighters rushing to the accident scene and treating the boy.
It took Fairfield police officers in the area less than two minutes to get to the accident scene from the time the first 911 calls were received by police dispatchers. Fairfield firefighters and paramedics were right behind the police.
The boy, who was initially reported as trapped under the Honda, was able to get free and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
There was nothing to reflect drugs or alcohol were related to the accident, according to police at the accident scene.
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