Student Struck in Front of Simsbury High School

A Simsbury High School student was hit by a car in front of the school Tuesday and was hospitalized, according to police.

The student, a 16-year-old girl, was struck on Farms Village Road at 7:23 a.m., but was not in a crosswalk, according to police. 

Principal Andrew O'Brien said in a statement to the school community that administrators, staff members, police and others responded within seconds to comfort the student and to provide information regarding the event to first responders.  

O'Brien said the director of health services rode to the hospital with the student and met with her parents, who were notified by administrators immediately.  

The student was treated at the hospital and released, according to police.

"This accident underscores the importance of driving slowly within our school zones and keeping an eye out for pedestrians. I would like to thank our staff members as well as members of the Simsbury Police Department and EMT Services for their prompt and professional response. Our thoughts remain with our student and affected family at this time," O'Brien said.  

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital and is at this time being assessed for injuries and considered to be in stable condition.  The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and is fully cooperating with investigators.  Farms Village Road was closed for a short period during the investigation, but has since been reopened. 

The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and is fully cooperating with investigators, police said.  No charges have been filed and police are looking into whether rain was a factor.

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