BA High School Student Struck By Vehicle, Hospitalized With Leg Injury
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - A Broken Arrow high school student was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning while he was riding a bicycle to school across County Line Road near Albany, BA Public Schools officials said.
According to a witness, the student was traveling westbound on a bicycle and crossed the street outside of the crosswalk behind a school bus that was waiting at the intersection.
The driver in a Mustang was traveling southbound on 23rd Street and hit the student who then flew into the air before landing on the street, the witness said.
The Broken Arrow Police Department said it responded to the collision at approximately 7:45 a.m.
"The driver of the vehicle applied brakes but was unable to stop to avoid the collision," according to a BAPD news release.
The student was then transported to a local hospital with an apparent injury to his right leg, BAPD stated.
Holland-Handy said the school is keeping in touch with the student's family to provide additional support.
The district will work with the Broken Arrow Police Department to evaluate measures needed to prevent this type of accident in the future, said BA Schools Chief Communications Officer Shelli Holland-Handy.
Broken Arrow Police Traffic Specialist Unit is investigating the collision, but at this time no charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the vehicle, BAPD said.