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Teen driver runs down family of three in South End

A teenager was cited by police after running down a family of 3 in the South End on Sunday.

A teen driver crashed into a couple who was walking with their 1-year-old child in the South End on Sunday afternoon.  Credit: Adam Gerard, Flickr A teen driver crashed into a couple who was walking with their 1-year-old child in the South End on Sunday afternoon.
Credit: Adam Gerard/Flickr

A teenager was cited by police after running down a family of three in the South End on Sunday.

According to Boston Police, a couple was walking with their 1-year-old son at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Columbus Avenue about 3 p.m. when they were hit by the teen's Nissan Murano.

Both parents were on the ground injured when police arrived; their child was unharmed in his stroller.

Witnesses told police that the suspect’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it swerved onto the wrong side of Columbus Avenue and struck the pedestrians at the corner of Dartmouth.

"I heard a very big, loud screeching sound and then a shouting sound, like somebody screaming, then the collision sound," one witnesstold WCVB.

The teen driver said she was trying to avoid a taxi coming at her when she lost control. Shewas issued a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and for having a passenger in her vehicle as a junior driver.

The couple was transported to local hospitals, where they were treated for serious injuries. Their child was taken to Tufts Medical Center as a precaution.

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