Norwalk girl hit by car

Aaron Krause • May 23, 2013 at 10:39 PM

A League Elementary fourth-grade student was taken by ambulance to a hospital Wednesday after she was struck by a car while crossing the street after school.

The girl suffered scrapes but no serious injuries, Principal Adam Kreischer said.

The principal said the extent of her injuries was "very minor." However, she was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center by ambulance as a precaution. Kreischer said he visited her at the hospital and the student was responsive.

"Oh absolutely," he said.

Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. David Smith said the vehicle, driven by a 33-year-old man, was traveling south on Prospect Street crossing League Street. The youngster and a crossing guard entered South Prospect Street and League on the school side.

The child ran in front of the crossing guard, who hadn't reached the middle of the street in order to stop traffic, Smith said. The front driver's side quarter panel of the vehicle and the child collided, Smith said.

The matter is under review to determine fault. However there is no indication of excessive speed, alcohol or drugs, Smith said.

Fire department personnel and North Central EMS responded. The latter agency took the girl to the hospital.

Kreischer praised the school's staff and crossing guard for their work in the immediate aftermath of the accident.

They "handled things the way they should've" and Kreischer said he's proud of them.

This is the year's third incident involving a Norwalk student and a car.

On Jan. 14, a Norwalk Middle School student was hit after running into the path of a car while trying to cross Christie Avenue on the way to school. While he, too, was taken to Fisher-Titus, his injuries were not serious.

A few days before that, a Main Street School student was "bumped" by a car in the uptown area. She was not injured and continued her walk to school.

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