Update 1 p.m.: Farmington High School Principal Tim Breslin has sent a letter to parents and families this morning saying that Mateusz Maciulewski, a rising sophomore at the school, died this morning.
Grief counselors will be available at the school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and for the next few days. The letter advises parents to call 860-673-2514 and offers information on how to talk to children about loss on the guidance department's website, www.fpsct.org.
Original story: Farmington teens are praying for the family of Mateusz Maciulewski,a Farmington High School freshman identified as the pedestrian by the UConn Health Center Monday.
Maciulewski was hit by an oncoming car Monday afternoon after he got off a CT Transit bus at Farm Glen Boulevard, then tried to cross Route 4.
He was taken to Hartford Hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries but friends fear his condition is serious, with many believing the teen had died.
“Rest In Peace Mateusz. Only the good die young. You will be remembered. Lifes not fair,” wrote one teen this morning.
“it really breaks my heart to know we've lost such a funny, warm, and amazing person, rest in peace Mateusz,” said another.
Farmington Police Lt. Marshall Porter said as of 10 a.m. the teen was still alive and he expected to release more information about Maciulewski’s condition later this afternoon.