Student hit by car on Hughes Street

A student was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital after she was struck by a car on Hughes Street Tuesday. Photo by Lexy Gross.

A student was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital after she was struck by a car on Hughes Street Tuesday. Photo by Lexy Gross.

A Murray State student was hit by a car on Hughes Street by Mr. J’s Grill and Pub this afternoon while crossing the street to reach a parking lot.

Officers and Murray Ambulance Services reported to the scene after receiving an emergency call from a bystander who witnessed the accident.

One witness, junior Logan Carroll from Paducah, Ky., said the accident could’ve given the student a concussion or broken bone, but he said he didn’t believe it caused major injuries.

Carroll said he was standing at the Sigma Chi fraternity house just down the road as he saw the student walking to the nearby commuter parking lot with her boyfriend. As rainfall began to increase, she began to run to get to the lot faster.

“It couldn’t have been any more not-so-perfect timing than right then,” Carroll said.

Carroll said the student’s boyfriend saw the car before she did, but by the time he called out her name, the student was already in the middle of the street, which has no crosswalks.

He added the accident, while it did injure the student, was not as bad as it could’ve been.

“She couldn’t have been going that fast just from the corner,” Carroll said of the driver. “She was able to stop within a few feet of it happening.”

The student was moved onto a stretcher and into the ambulance, which took her to Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Story by Mary Bradley, Assistant News Editor.

1 Comment on "Student hit by car on Hughes Street"

  1. Marsha L. Dorgan | September 4, 2014 at 1:05 pm |

    did these kids parents ever tell them to look both ways before crossing a street and to not be texting or listening to music all the time you are walking…Of course they do not pay attention to what they are doing. Use common sense and it would not cost 8 million dollars to redo 16th street so they can continue to do as they want instead of paying attention to the cars. They walk down the middle of Miller Avenue and never even move out of the way of the cars coming. Of course it would help if there were sidewalks there instead of the ones on Doran that end in a hay field that is never used.

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