KU pupil in crucial situation after being struck by car

KUTZTOWN, Pa. | A Kutztown College pupil is in crucial situation after being struck by a automotive on campus.

KU mentioned in a letter to college students and school a pupil was hit by a car Sunday night time within the crosswalk on Kutztown Street in entrance of Outdated Primary, a constructing on campus. The coed is listed in crucial situation at an area hospital, college officers mentioned within the letter.

Officers mentioned because the accident, the neighborhood has expressed issues with the highway that runs by means of campus. 

“The highway is a key convergence level between 1000’s of scholars traversing between North and South Campus on class days (and infrequently tons of on weekends) and 1000’s of automobiles travelling by means of the campus and borough. The protection of our campus neighborhood is paramount, and college officers are constantly evaluating strategies to boost our efforts,” KU officers mentioned. “Whereas we don’t have full jurisdiction over Kutztown Rd. (that is designated to the township and commonwealth), we proceed to supply crossing guards during times of peak pedestrian and vehicular site visitors along with the 24/7 site visitors gentle at Schaeffer Lane. There are additionally blinking yellow warning lights in place on Kutztown Rd. on either side of campus. Whereas these precautions improve pedestrian security on Kutztown Rd., we additionally should stay vigilant and alert to motorists always.”

Officers mentioned the Scholar Authorities Board can have a “Security Stroll” Wednesday night time, together with directors and different college officers to take a look at all elements of campus security, together with Kutztown Street.

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The college will present additional updates as they turn out to be obtainable, officers mentioned.