Teenage girl dragged near Waltham Racquet Club
WALTHAM, Mass. — A 14-year-old girl survived being pinned under a car Thursday afternoon through the rescue efforts of off-duty police officers and a firefighter, Waltham police said.
The girl and an 18-year-old man were hit by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata leaving the parking lot of the Waltham Racquet Club as they walked on the sidewalk at 238 Lexington St.
The man was thrown to the side, but the girl was dragged under the car and trapped.
Waltham Police Officer Jeffrey Fogg, who was off duty and witnessed the crash, ran across the street to Boston Muffler and got a jack to lift the car up.
Fogg, along Sgt. Steven Fournier and Waltham firefighter Matthew MacEwen, who were also off duty, used the jack to lift the Hyundai up and get the girl out.
The teenage girl was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. The man was treated at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for minor injuries.
Waltham police said the driver did not appear to be impaired. The crash is under investigation.