PHOENIX – A student was hit by a vehicle on her way to school, according to eyewitnesses.
The incident occurred near Carl Hayden on the north-eastern side of the school at approximately 7:10 a.m., according to a memo sent to all teachers.
The student, Ana Garcia, senior, has been hospitalized and is currently in stable condition with moderate injuries but is expected to survive and make a full recovery. Little is known about the extent of her injuries but it is suspected that she has a few broken bones.
The student was allegedly wearing dark attire, which, in combination with the dim morning light, may have caused the driver to be visually impaired.
There may have been multiple students that have witnessed the incident. If you have any information regarding the event you are encouraged to contact the counseling office. The Falcon band is also making efforts to gather any well wishes and gifts for Ana and her family. For more information and to contribute to the cause, please contact Erica Shultz in room 1257 during either lunch.
The counseling department is also offering a support group for individuals who may have been close to the student.
There have not been any details given regarding the driver involved in the incident although there have been suspicions that the accident was a result of jaywalking.
UPDATE 12/5 4:30 p.m.: Garcia is suffering a concussion and has had multiple surgeries done to an arm and a leg. She is being hospitalized and is expected to be released the following Monday.
UPDATE: 12/9 10:30 a.m.Garcia is out of seizure and is most likely going to be in the hospital for an additional 1-2 weeks
By Luis Valencia