Keene boy hit by truck remains hospitalized
KEENE — The 12-year-old boy who was hospitalized with serious injuries almost two weeks ago after he was hit by a pickup truck is listed in good condition, according to hospital officials.
The boy was biking west across Washington Street at about 3:15 p.m. on July 18, when he was hit by the truck, which was heading south on Washington Street.
Upon arrival Keene police discovered the victim lying face down in the roadway a few feet from the pickup truck. The victim was conscious but not alert. He was taken to Cheshire Medical Center first then was flown by helicopter to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., where he remained hospitalized Wednesday. A spokesperson said he is listed in good condition.
David Hook, 44, of Keene was the driver of the pickup truck. The preliminary police investigation doesn’t indicate excess speed or drug or alcohol use on the part of the driver, police said.
According to an online gofundme.com web page, created by a family friend to raise money for the boy, his name is Jorden Linge and he is being treated for a broken leg, bruised lung and a fractured skull.
Jorden will be starting seventh grade at Keene Middle School this fall.
According to the Go Fund Me page efforts are also underway to buy Jorden a new bicycle. As of Wednesday the page had raised more than $2,400 for Jorden.