UPDATE: A Chelsea man has been arrested and charged in connection to a crash Friday morning that sent a Wayland Middle School girl to the hospital. Orellano Ismael, 32, of 87 Bellingham St. in Chelsea, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation and failure to stop at a red light following the Friday morning collision. According to a police press release, the van Ismael was driving ran a red light and struck the WMS seventh grader as she headed to school Friday morning. Ismael will be summonsed to Framingham District Court. Police say no other factors appear to have contributed to the crash. The bicyclist's mother, Helga Lewenberg, told Patch that her daughter is sore, but recovering now at home and that the students crossing the street were completely in the right at the time. UPDATE: Wayland Police have charged the driver of a van that struck a Wayland Middle School student as she biked to school Friday morning.
Charges include unlicensed operation and running a red light, according to police. More details are forthcoming.
A girl bicycling to Wayland Middle School Friday morning was struck by a van at the intersection of West Plain and Main Streets.
According to a message for WMS Principal Betsy Gavron, police told her the student was responsive and alert when emergency officials arrived. She has been transported to the hospital fro evaluation as part of normal protocol.
The van ran a red light at the intersection, according to Gavron's announcement, but no information about possible charges is yet available.
Gavron said counselors are available for students who witnessed the collision, but that "on whole students, seem to coping well with the news."
Patch will follow up with additional information when it becomes available.