Child Pedestrian Struck in Marple

A boy was medically evacuated by helicopter in Marple Sunday afternoon.

BROOMALL–A seven-year-old boy was struck by a car Sunday afternoon, around 12:45 p.m., near the intersection of Sproul and Langford Roads in Broomall suffering what's being described as a serious head injury.

Officials at the scene say the child was struck by the car and also ran over.

Officials at the scene described the child as unconscious. The child was transported to Russell Elementary School where he was flown by PennSTAR helicopter to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Marple police are investigating the incident. Broomall Fire Co. and Marple Ambulance Corps also responded to the scene.

Please check back for more details as this story develops.

Sandy Bower November 19, 2012 at 05:49 PM
He is still your best friend - he is still alive.
K November 19, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Our prayers are with Allen and his family. He is a great kid. That street is entirely too dangerous 3rd person hit in a year. Speed limit is 40 mph which is too high for a residential area. There is no safe place to cross on that stretch of road. He was at the traffic light trying to cross - the person who hit him was going a high speed to cut his bike in half.
K November 19, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Where are people suppose to cross 320???
GERI BEADLE November 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Concerned Citizen November 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM
I think Julia needs to be ticketed for stupidity. I'll bet she is one of the a-holes that speeds through there.
N.S. Resident November 20, 2012 at 12:18 AM
It's actually illegal to ride your bike on the sidewalk. Sad that the kids have to ride their bikes in the street, as there are no bike paths of any kind appropriate for biking. There have been a lot of pedestrian and bike incidents in Marple and Newtown. Maybe a sign that we should be a little more pedestrian/bike friendly. Stop blaming the parents. I hope and pray that he will be okay.
Amanda Leebz November 20, 2012 at 01:31 AM
I was talking to his Uncle today, he broke his arm and leg, and he fractured a lot of bones. He is slowly recovering right now, please pray for him tonight.
springfieldmom November 20, 2012 at 01:45 AM
He is not 7, he will be 11 in 2 months... his parents are incredibly good people and we should be praying for him and his family not pointing fingers.
julia November 20, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Alright concered citizen why don't you say your name maybe your to scared I go the speed limit I've never been pulled over ur just sad cus I'm right cya!
Cindi Miller November 20, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Julia, It's the DRIVER who should be aware of everything, not 10 year old kids. Kids are kids... Grown ups should know better & are suppose to drive defensively. (You also sound extremely intelligent....) Hopefully Alan & his family will start the healing process & all will be alright.
julia November 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Cindi miller take your drama somewhere else !
Cindi Miller November 20, 2012 at 05:23 AM
No Julia,, you take your nasty attitude elsewhere. This site is for a hurt child & his family. Not for stupid people or mean, sarcastic comments. You want to argue, go on Facebook, or a blog. Friend me, Glad to talk further about your attitude.
DelcoKnowItAll November 20, 2012 at 02:23 PM
A few thoughts...Great news that this little boy is on the mend. Nothing worse than a hurt child. Maybe a few prayers for the man that hit him. It was an accident as reported. Unlike many others recently, he stopped. As far as the question of where children should ride there bikes, I think the first answer is NO WHERE NEAR Sproul Road!. There are plenty of streets on wither side of 320 for a 10 year old to safely ride. And, if for some reason a 10 year old needs to cross Sproul, there are lights at Cedar Grove Road and Paxon Hollow Road. A lesson to all of us parents about safety (Helmet!).
Concerned Citizen November 20, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I think Julia's mommy blocked her from using Facebook, so now she comes to Patch.
JDBroomall November 20, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I hope the poor kid has a complete and FULL recovery. My heart goes out to him
JDBroomall November 20, 2012 at 06:28 PM
They can cross right here: Push the button, light turns red in all directions and you cross. Amazing http://oi50.tinypic.com/11j0y84.jpg
K November 20, 2012 at 06:28 PM
That button is no where near the crosswalk.
K November 20, 2012 at 06:36 PM
JDBroomall - How do you know he was even trying to cross the street?? If you ever walked on that sidewalk the bushes are all overgrown and stab you in the face and you have to veer into the street.
Sean travaglini November 20, 2012 at 09:32 PM
I saw him last night at chop he is ok he will live thankfully, i whispered his name and he moved his head a-little and mumbled something pray 4 allen we all chanted pray 4 allen @ school on monday and some of my friends cried
N.S. Resident November 21, 2012 at 02:14 AM
JDBroomall, do you know what a crosswalk looks like?
Dawn O'Neill November 21, 2012 at 02:36 AM
well said!!!
JDBroomall November 21, 2012 at 05:06 AM
K and N.S Resident: I certainly do http://oi48.tinypic.com/2vv2ywj.jpg
Cindi Miller November 21, 2012 at 05:13 AM
It's time for Thanksgiving & the holidays. Let's just be thankful the child is doing better. Hopefully the holidays will get better for the enitre family, his relatives & friends.
JDBroomall November 21, 2012 at 05:27 AM
If someone could post the address of the hospital and a way to get something to the boy, I'd love to send him some toys and gifts. Glad to hear he is getting better. As a parent, my heart goes out to them.
Ann November 21, 2012 at 08:49 PM
I'm appalled at some of the comments being made on this blog. An extremely close friend of the family and one who has visited Allen everyday I can assure you that Allen will recover with time. In an attempt to protect him and his family's privacy (which everyone here should be doing) Amanda is the only one who is relatively close to his injuries. He does have a broken wrist and broken leg. He does have serious injuries however he does not have a broken back or broken ribs. He was not run over by a car as stated in some of the news reports. Shame on the media for not reporting accurately! I'm also not certain why the speculation that he was permitted to ride along or cross 320. He wasn't. He is anxious to see his friends. When he is able to see them, I'm certain that information will be available to you. For now, he is being surrounded with love by his family and close friends of the family. If you would like to help the family or send good wishes, I'm certain that any of the schools will make sure that they are forwarded to them. Please keep Allen and his family in your prayers as well as the individual who hit him. Thoughts are with you as well.
Stop Distracted Driving November 22, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I saw the child lying in the street last Sunday, shortly after the accident. The first think I did was pray for the child and his family. I then prayed for the driver. This will stay with them the rest of their life. That is how I was raised. I didn't judge or question. I let our Lord do his thing. I love all these perfect people and parents posting on what should have been done. Well, it didn't. So let's stop judging and pray for all those involved. And drivers, slow down, don't worry about getting through the yellow light and put your phone in the back seat.
DelcoKnowItAll November 29, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Any updates on this little boy?
Sandy Bower November 29, 2012 at 05:01 PM
He is doing very good. Still in the hospital but not in ICU. He is talking and started eating. He has a long road ahead of him , but considering everything he is a lucky little boy. God was listening to everyone's prayers.
Allen January 11, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Im Allen dreyer the kid who got hit I'm ok
SAC January 12, 2013 at 03:06 AM
To Allen.... happy to hear you are home and doing OK!!!! Please be careful when you're on your bike!!!


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