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17-year-old walking to school hit while crossing Rt. 152

17-year-old walking to school hit while crossing Rt. 152
Posted at 10:54 AM, Nov 02, 2018

A 17-year-old high school student is expected to be okay after being hit by a car while walking to school on Friday morning. 

Police say the Fallston High School student had parked his car at a church on Carrs Mill Road and began walking to school around 7:15 a.m. The student then told the troopers he did not see any cars coming when he ran across Rt. 152, but was then hit. 

The driver of the car saw the student run across the street and was able to slow down, decreasing the severity of the collision. The student refused medical treatment and went to school. 

No charges are being issues. 

Maryland State Police sent the following statement about pedestrian safety after this collision.     

  Pedestrian safety is everyone’s responsibility. Motorists need to be aware that in the morning students may be walking to school or waiting for a bus and vice versa in the afternoon. Pedestrians need to be aware of their surroundings, and assume the motorist does not see them. Parents should speak to their children about the same, and be proactive in their safety, such as wearing reflective material .