Pedestrian hit by car at lot 4 crosswalk
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An individual was struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk between the Student Union and Lot 4 Tuesday evening.
The incident happened around 6:00 p.m. Witnesses say the individual was conscious when paramedics took him to a nearby hospital suffering from a minor head injury
“His head was bleeding but he seemed to be okay otherwise,” Wright State student Kaitlyn Brannon said.
“A car was stopped and turned off right in the middle of the crosswalk with a guy laying on the ground pretty mangled right next to it,” Wright State student Jeff Benhase said. “He was twisted in a way that did not look comfortable, and not moving.”
Benhase believes the crosswalk areas can be dimly lit and drivers can sometimes have difficulty seeing pedestrians.
“It was extremely dark out and I know from experience sometimes it is difficult to see people crossing the walks,” Benhase said. “Lights should probably be installed over or around the walks.”
The name, condition, or the hospital where the individual was taken to were not readily available at the time of this publication. Wright State Police were unable to deliver a police report after the incident due to their office being closed for the evening.
The Guardian previously reported that the individual struck was a Wright State student. This is currently unconfirmed. Updates will be made available when information is confirmed.