Skyline High School student injured in crosswalk accident

October 21, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 9:20 a.m. Oct. 21, 2010

A Skyline High School student received minor injuries after a driver struck the 17-year-old girl in a campus crosswalk Thursday morning.

Sammamish police and the school resource officer responded to the incident at about 7:10 a.m. Eastside Fire & Rescue medics transported the girl, a junior, to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue for a follow-up examination.

Counseling support is available for students shaken by the incident.

Issaquah School District spokeswoman Sara Niegowski said the girl was struck at a crosswalk near the football stadium and staff parking lot.

“Thank you to Skyline students, who responded quickly and efficiently to our rerouting instructions,” Principal Lisa Hechtman said in a message e-mailed to parents Thursday morning. “For all of us who drive through the parking lot, please take this as a reminder to keep safety the top priority whenever you come on to campus; especially in emergency situations, we need every driver to be flexible and immediately follow officers’ directives.”

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