August 25, 2009 – John-James Venner, 7, from Chester, New Hampshire, died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when he was hit by a pick up truck while walking down a road. The driver of the truck was Brian Medico, 49, from Brockton, Massachusetts. The accident occurred on Saturday along Route 102, a two lane state highway.
Venner, his 10 year old brother and an 11 year old friend were walking in the breakdown lane of Route 102 when Venner was hit. Venner was thrown approximately 25 feet from the roadway onto a neighbor’s lawn. The boy’s shoe and backpack were thrown even farther up the road.
Many neighbors and bystanders rushed to the boy’s aid and rescue crews tried to revive the boy. Venner was taken by ambulance to Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH, where he was pronounced dead.
No charges have been filed against Medico. The accident remains under investigation by New Hampshire State Police.
Source: The Union Leader