JP Boy Struck, Hospitalized in Accident That Closed Amory

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A Jamaica Plain 15-year-old is recovering from a concussion and broken ankle after being hit by a van at the corner of Boylston and Amory.

The accident took place Tuesday around 4:45 p.m., causing emergency crews to temporarily block off Amory Street.

Caleb Hannon was coming home to Egleston Street from Boston Latin School when the incident took place, explained his mother, Mary Hannon.

"We're thankful that he wasn't hurt terribly," she said in a phone conversation from Brigham and Women's Hospital, where the boy is being treated.

Mary Hannon said her son, who was walking, briefly looked left then right. He saw a silver car coming but figured he could beat it. Without looking back left again, as pedestrians should do, he walked into the street against the light, she said.

A Chevy van struck the 15-year-old, with the mirror hitting his head and a tire running over a foot.

It isn't clear whether the driver of the van will be cited, said Boston Police Officer Rachel McGuire. She said Mary Hannon's account matches well with what witnesses told police.