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Teen pinned by car in Waltham released from hospital

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BRIGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) - After seven weeks in the hospital a 14-year-old girl who was a victim in a crash in Waltham back in January is on her way home.

Jennifer Bermudez Teo was struck by an 18-year-old from Newton driving a Hyundai. The driver was leaving the Waltham Athletic Club after a tennis lesson on Jan. 30. Teo was dragged beneath the car, across the street and pinned.

“It was a little bit scary and at first I was just shocked and I didn't know what to say,” Teo said.

Two off-duty Waltham police officers and an off-duty fireman were nearby at the time. They got a floor jack from a nearby auto shop and saved her.  

Teo suffered broken ribs, pelvis and clavicle. She has been getting treatment at the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton. She’s had five surgeries so far and needs more, according to her mother.
Pediatrician Dr. David Leslie says she's been doing a great job with her rehab.

“Jennifer is a wonderful young woman who worked really hard with her therapists and nurses and the entire team here,” Leslie said.

An 18-year-old was also hit, but was not dragged. The driver has been summoned to court for negligent driving.

Teo still can't walk without crutches but she's thrilled to be going home in time for her 15th birthday next month.

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