Student struck by car on east campus, taken to hospital
A male student was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being struck by a vehicle. He was walking west toward campus near Moore Hall at the time of the accident.
Police have not released the student’s name or age. He is being treated for multiple injuries at McClaren Central Michigan.
The driver, a female student, remained on the scene to speak with police. She later was released.
CMU police said they are investigating the cause of the accident.
Lt. Larry Klaus said police do not know how fast the woman was driving when she struck the male student. Klaus added that police do not know who was at fault because there were few witnesses.
“By state statute, if you’ve established yourself in the road at a crosswalk, you have the right of way,” he said. “But we ask all pedestrians to be conscious of where they are, to look and make sure there’s no traffic that’s coming through at their intersection or crosswalk.”
Klaus reminded students and city residents to be cognizant of bicyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles while driving on or around campus.
If anyone has information on the incident, Klaus said to call CMUPD at (989) 774-3081.