Teen Grabbing Bite During Track Meet Struck by Car

By Dan Stamm and Alison Burdo
|  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013  |  Updated 5:20 AM EDT
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Teen Grabbing Bite During Track Meet Struck by Car

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A car struck and seriously injured a teenager grabbing a bite to eat during a high school track meet over the weekend.

The car hit the as yet unidentified 17-year-old as he tried to cross Route 309 near Route 663 in Quakertown, Pa. just after 9 p.m. Saturday, according to Quakertown Police.

Medics rushed the boy to St. Luke' Medical Center with what were described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police said the teen was part of a trip with his Philadelphia-based high school to a track-and-field meet in the area. The team had stopped at a nearby Wendy's when he decided to go across the highway for a cup of coffee.

As the teen crossed the road he was struck by a southbound car -- the impact launched him about 80 feet, according to police.

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Investigators said the driver stopped and cooperated with the investigation. The unidentified driver was traveling at the posted 40 mph speed limit and didn't appear to be intoxicated, according to police.

She voluntarily gave a blood sample in any case as is standard protocol, according to police. The investigation must first be wrapped up before any possible citations would be issued.

Police didn't say which school the teen attends. NBC10 is reaching out to schools for more information.

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