An 18-year old high school student was struck by a car while walking in a middle school crosswalk. The driver fled the scene after the incident, reported a New York Injury Lawyer. The girl was not seriously injured, but was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. Witnesses say the car, driven by an older woman, drove off after hitting the girl. Police are currently looking for vehicle and the driver.
Charges may be pending for the driver who struck the student and left the scene. Police are asking those in the community with any information to step forward. The woman was driving red sedan. She had a dog with her in the passenger seat. The woman should have stopped after realizing she struck the girl and waited for police.
The woman was leaving the middle school parking lot when the accident occurred. Instead of yielding to make sure the crosswalk was empty, the woman turned her vehicle and hit the girl. Luckily, the girl was not seriously hurt. Even when walking in crosswalks pedestrians need to be cautious as some drivers do not pay attention when making turns out of driveways.
It is unknown if the woman was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident or if she simply did not see the girl as she turned into the crosswalk. It is unclear if the woman will have to surrender her license or attend driver safety classes after she is found. She may have to pay a fine or go on probation for injuring another person and fleeing a crime scene. Unfortunately, there is little evidence to go on other than a vague description of the woman and her vehicle, claims a Nassau County Personal Injury Lawyer.
Even though the girl has been released from the hospital, little is known about her condition. It has been assumed that her injuries were not severe and that she is able to attend school and go about her usual schedule. Had her injuries been more serious, she may have needed additional medical care.
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