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Boy struck by car is in stable but critical condition

August 29, 2009|By ERIN JULIUS

ST. JAMES -- An 8-year-old boy struck by a car Thursday night on Jordan Road was in stable but critical condition at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., his school principal said Saturday night.

The boy, David Greeley, is a third-grader at Fountain Rock Elementary School, not far from where the accident occurred.

"His family seemed hopeful," Fountain Rock Principal Mike Telemeco said in a telephone interview Saturday evening. Telemeco was at the hospital Friday night, he said.

David was in an intensive care unit Friday after a lengthy surgery and several blood transfusions, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Thompson told The Herald-Mail Friday night.

"It's really sad. He is a wonderful, wonderful little boy," Telemeco said.

A spokeswoman at Children's National Medical Center said Saturday night that she was not authorized to release information about David's condition.

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A crisis team of counselors and trained staff members was available to students at Fountain Rock Friday, Washington County Public Schools spokesman Richard Wright said Friday. The team will be available again Monday if the principal decides it is necessary, Wright said.

The boy suffered compound fractures to both legs and a head injury when he was struck by a car at about 7 p.m. Thursday while riding a bicycle in front of 9045 Jordan Road, police said.

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