November 19, 2009 – Kelvin Savanhmixay, 12 years old, suffered serious personal injuries when he was hit by a car that was apparently drag racing in Lowell, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Two cars were allegedly racing on the VFW Parkway near the University of Massachusetts-Lowell campus. One of the cars struck Savanhmixay as he was standing in the crosswalk at Mammoth Road at around 2 p.m.
Thursday, the Lowell Police have found a dark blue Acura RSX, one of the cars they believe was involved in the accident. The Acura was found in Methuen and had visible damage to the front bumper and a broken windshield on the driver’s side.
According to witnesses, a black car and blue car were racing eastbound on the VFW Parkway on Wednesday afternoon. The blue car struck Savanhmixay as it was allegedly trying to pass the black car on the left. The police stated that the driver of the blue car drove off. The driver of the black car stopped, exited the car and spoke with someone briefly at the scene before fleeing as well.
Savanhmixay was taken to Children’s Hospital in Boston and was treated for serious injuries. He remains in intensive care but is expected to survive. The accident is still under investigation by the Lowell Police Department.