Clarksville HS student hit by car, airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A Clarksville High School student was hit by a car Friday afternoon outside the school and had to be transported by Life Flight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

According to a statement provided to Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Communications Director Anthony Johnson, the student attempted to cross the street after school closed on Friday afternoon to meet a parent/guardian in a parking lot. from the church. Traffic was at a standstill on both sides of the road when the student spotted their vehicle and started to cross. A car traveling in the middle lane hit the student as he was crossing the street.

The report received by Johnson stated that a Clarksville City school crossing guard and a Clarksville Police Department officer were directing traffic at the time of the incident, but the student ran between the two where each of those workers was. parked.

Clarksville police officers who were on the scene assisted with traffic, while the school resource officer and a patrol officer from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident.

There is no statement on the student’s condition Friday evening.

Johnson said on behalf of the Clarksville-Montgomery school system, “We are praying for the student and his family.”

NewsChannel 5 will update this story when more details become available.

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