Teen hit by car had been startled by woodchuckAugust 1, 2014 @ 5:12 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a woodchuck is to blame for the crash that left a central New York teenager hospitalized.
Syracuse police tell The Post-Standard (http://bit.ly/WR3AiV ) that 18-year-old Phillip Lloyd was walking on a grass path along a road on the afternoon of July 11 when he was startled by the animal and went into the road to avoid it.
Officers say the teen was then hit by a vehicle.
Lloyd was originally listed in critical condition at a Syracuse hospital, but has been upgraded to fair condition.
The driver wasn't ticketed.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com
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