Vinalhaven teen injured in Vermont

Posted Sept. 11, 2011, at 12:58 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 11, 2011, at 6:54 p.m.

VINALHAVEN, Maine — A local teen was critically injured Friday night in a traffic accident in Burlington, Vt.

Joseph Reidy, 18, a student at Champlain College, was struck by a car in a downtown intersection, according to a report from the Burlington Police Department. He was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care at the University of Vermont, where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

A hospital official said early Sunday afternoon that Reidy’s condition remained critical.

According to the police, alcohol and speed did not appear to be factors in the accident.

BDN writer Abigail Curtis in Belfast contributed to this report.