Sophomore Hit Crossing Comm Ave
No charges filed
A College of Engineering sophomore was hit by a car while crossing Commonwealth Avenue near the Granby Street intersection yesterday afternoon.
The 19-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
A hospital spokesperson said the student was in fair condition Thursday night.
Boston University Police Sgt. Jack St. Hilaire says the student and some friends were crossing Comm Ave to its northern (Granby Street) side from the median at 12:30 p.m. The group, crossing against traffic that had a green light, apparently did not notice a westbound Volvo driven by Ivan D. Ross, a student at the Graduate School of Management.
“All of a sudden, they realized they were walking into the path of the Volvo,” St. Hilaire says. The friends were able to jump back to the median, he says, but when the victim, who was furthest out in the street, jumped backwards after them, it was into the Volvo’s path. The car hit her on its passenger side, knocking her onto the hood and causing her to hit the windshield. St. Hilaire says the Boston Police Department is not filing charges against the driver.
Ross, who says he has been trained as an EMT, immediately rendered aid. “My heart goes out to the student involved,” he says. “I hope she has a complete and speedy recovery.”
Boston Police Department spokesman Officer James Kenneally (COM’99) says the victim’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore expressed concern and sympathy for the injured student, saying he hopes she will soon be well. “I should also take this opportunity to remind students that we should never take our safety for granted, even when it comes to little things like crossing the street,” he says. “It’s very important that we look both ways and really see what’s coming. Sometimes a little patience goes a long way.”
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