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CAS Junior Injured by Car in Connecticut

Cassandre Marie Plantin was returning to campus


Cassandre Marie Plantin was hospitalized after being hit by a car Sunday in Connecticut.

A College of Arts and Sciences junior is in stable but critical condition after being struck by a car outside a McDonald’s in Vernon, Conn., on Sunday. Officer Kevin Slater of the Vernon Police Department says Cassandre Marie Plantin was hit by a Toyota Prius just after 7 p.m. as she was walking from a McDonald’s to the bus she was riding to Boston from her home in New York. Slater says Plantin was treated at a local hospital and flown by helicopter to the trauma center at Hartford Hospital.

Plantin’s father, Moise Plantin, says his daughter had spent the weekend at their home in Westbury, N.Y. His daughter suffered a fractured nose and right orbital, he says, and after the accident “knew where she was, but she could not remember what happened.”

She is the second BU student hit by a car in less than a week. Last Thursday, a College of Engineering sophomore was struck on Commonwealth Avenue.

Rich Barlow can be reached at barlowr@bu.edu.


4 Comments on CAS Junior Injured by Car in Connecticut

  • Tabi on 10.05.2010 at 8:55 am

    Get better soon Mia!

    Mia, I hope that you get better soon! I’m so sorry about what happened. I miss you soooo much girly:) We’re all here for you.

  • Anonymous on 10.05.2010 at 12:54 pm


    Hey girl, I hope you have a speedy recovery and feel better soon!!

  • Anonymous on 10.05.2010 at 1:24 pm

    I’ve been there so many times taking the bus between NY and Boston… and almost gotten hit by cars. They really need to put a crosswalk there. I hope she’s okay.

  • Deb on 10.12.2010 at 6:00 pm

    I am so glad to know you are doing better! I was there when it happened and the first person to help you until medical personnel arrived. I was very worried about you. I wish you well and a very speedy recovery!

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