LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a Lexington High School student was struck by a car on Wednesday morning.
The male 11th-grade Lexington High School student is in serious but stable condition, officials said. Officials said that the male student was struck by a parent or guardian and they don’t think it was another student or faculty member from the school.
“In my memory, this is an anomaly,” Lexington One spokesperson Mary Beth Hill. “We haven’t had this happen.”
School officials say they believe the student parked his car and walked along a stretch of the campus just passed the track field, which is one of the most frequently traveled roads in the morning and afternoon for student drop off and pick up. Officials say the student just stepped off the sidewalk walking toward the Lexington Technology Center on Augusta Highway when he was hit by a pick-up truck.
“Any time you’re on a school campus during morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up, yo have to be really, really aware,” said Hill.
Emergency officials arrived shortly after 8:15 a.m. and took the student to the hospital. That student has not been identified. Lexington County School District One officials have notified the student’s parents.
“Whether you’re a student driving yourself to school whether you’re a parent or guardian dropping a student off or picking a student up please please take some extra time to do it let’s do it much slower than you normally would and be very aware of your surroundings and where other people are,” Lexington One spokesperson Mary Beth Hill said.
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.