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Student Hit By Van At Stamford High Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries

The online edition of The Round Table, Stamford High School’s student newspaper, was recently awarded a Gold Medal by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Annual High School Journalism Review.
The online edition of The Round Table, Stamford High School’s student newspaper, was recently awarded a Gold Medal by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Annual High School Journalism Review. Photo Credit: File
An 18-year-old Stamford High School student is in hospital with life threatening injuries after she was struck Saturday morning crossing Strawberry Hill Avenue to get to the school where SAT testing is being done.
An 18-year-old Stamford High School student is in hospital with life threatening injuries after she was struck Saturday morning crossing Strawberry Hill Avenue to get to the school where SAT testing is being done. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. — A female 18-year-old Stamford High School student was in Stamford Hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a van as she crossed Strawberry Hill Avenue to get to the school Saturday morning, police said.

Stamford police Sgt. Andrew Gallagher said the high school was hosting SAT testing Saturday. She was walking across Strawberry Hill from west to east in an area with no crosswalk when she was struck at 7:29 a.m. by a southbound 2000 Chevrolet Express van driven by a 37-year-old Stamford man.

The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperative with investigators, police said. No charges have been laid, and the investigation into the accident was ongoing. On the weekends, the area in front of the school is much quieter than it is during a regular school day, Gallagher said.

"Mondays through Fridays, early morning drop-off and pickup times is busy, but other than that really we haven't had too many problems over there," he said.

The Stamford Police C.A.R.S. unit is asking any witnesses or persons with information about the accident to contact us at 203 977 4712.

Officers Thomas Drain and Jeffrey Booth were investigating Saturday.

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