A Maplewood Richmond Heights High School student was hit by a car while crossing the intersection of Big Bend and Manchester Tuesday morning, according to a letter sent to parents from the high school and middle school principals.
The letter states that at approximately 7:55 a.m. the student was hit by a car turning onto Manchester. A Central Office administrator and the MRH crossing guard at the intersection witnessed the accident and immediately called 911.
Maplewood emergency personnel arrived quickly and attended to the student. In addition, multiple MRH personnel arrived to assist. A witness said MRH Superintendent Karen Hall was there.
The student was completely alert and did not appear to have any visible injuries, but as a precaution was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further evaluation.
The letter states that the initial investigation by police comprises multiple witnesses including the driver, crossing guard, and student. Preliminary indications are that the student tried to cross the intersection while the car had a green arrow and the crosswalk light indicated for pedestrians to not cross.
“Safety is a top priority at MRH and we encourage all parents and guardians to remind children to obey all traffic lights, use and follow crosswalk signals, and adhere to directions from the crossing guards. Additionally, it is imperative that all drivers in the MRH community are aware of pedestrians crossing our many busy streets,” the letter states.