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MSU Student Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car


A Michigan State student has been hospitalized after police say she was hit by a car while crossing the street Friday morning.

Officers say a 19-year-old woman was crossing at Mt. Hope and Hagadorn roads around 6a.m. when she was hit. The driver was going the posted speed limit and did not sustain any injuries.

"That vehicle had a green light and the driver didn't see the pedestrian in the roadway until basically he was unable to stop," said Lt. Greg Frenger with Meridian Township Police. "We don't know if she did not see him coming. It's possible that she was wearing ear phones or head phones, so she would not have heard him coming."

"I saw the windshield was all broken, but you could tell it was totally smashed," said Patrick McCarthy who witnessed the accident.

Officers say the car hit her legs and she was thrown about 60 feet. They're still unsure if she was using a crosswalk. The girl was taken to a local hospital for her injuries. Despite what officials originally though, the girl is expected to survive.

"When we arrived, it was serious enough we thought it might be a fatality," said Frenger.

Those who live in the area say they now plan to be extra careful when crossing the street.

 "I've seen people get hit on bikes, mopeds, all the time," said Noriah Williams who lives in the area. "It does worry me. I don't want to get hit by a car."



The driver wasn't hurt. Police say he has been cooperative and is not in custody.

The accident is still under investigation.



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