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Newton boy, 12, injures kindergarten teacher in Jet Ski crash

Posted by Ralph Ranalli August 16, 2007 02:19 PM


A 12-year-old Newton boy driving a Jet Ski in the waters off of Martha's Vineyard crashed the watercraft into a small boat yesterday, briefly knocking a local kindergarten teacher unconscious and spilling her husband and two children into the water.

Anne Davey, her husband Allen, and their two children ages 7 and 9, all of Oak Bluff, were all taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Martha's Vineyard Times newspaper reported on its web site.

The Newton boy, who was not identified, was not injured and both he and his six-year-old brother stayed on the watercraft after the crash. After conferring with the assistant district attorney and Environmental Police, Oak Bluffs police on Tuesday issued a citation to the father, Bradford Smith of Newton, for allowing operation of a Jet Ski by a person under the age of 16, a civil offense.

Police also issued a citation warning to the 12-year-old for operating a jet ski under the age of 16, the newspaper reported.

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