Elayna was hit by a car on the way to school today.
She's okay, with the understanding that the value of "ok" includes "shaken up, bruised, glasses broken, etc." She and 'song are currently at Children's Hospital, getting assorted tests run. I just spent twenty minutes on the phone with her, and she's chatty, in some pain, but mostly just intrigued and fascinated by the situation.
(And yes, she was crossing legally, at a crosswalk where she had right of way. And yes, the clueless guy who hit her was cited, and we'll deal with that part of the situation as needed.)
We'll post more when we know more, of course.
In the meantime, in a few hours, they'll be ready to go home, with no real way to get home other than a cab (the Watertown police gave 'song a ride there, of course, but they're not an on-call taxi service). Is anyone in Boston able to give them a ride home this afternoon? Contact me (alipkin [at] gmail dot com) and I'll give you 'song's cell phone number.
Thanks, all. More info to come.