Student Injured in Car Accident

A high school student suffered serious personal injuries in a Jersey City car and pedestrian accident Monday morning. The Dickenson High School student sustained critical injuries after being struck by the rear view mirror of a passing car near the intersection of Vroom Street and Summit Avenue.
The student was reportedly wearing headphones as she walked to school, around 8:13 a.m. A witness says that the student stepped into the street and was struck by the passenger side mirror on a passing Chevrolet station wagon. The student suffered head injuries and a bruised leg in the pedestrian accident. Reports indicate that the student was unconscious at the scene.
Emergency personnel transported the student to Hackensack University Medical Center, where authorities say she has been listed in critical but stable condition.
The driver of the Chevrolet stopped at the scene of the accident and no citations have been issued. Jersey City Police have the pedestrian accident under investigation.
Law enforcement encourages safety along our streets and urges people to use caution along busy streets. A lieutenant with the Jersey City Police says that it is dangerous to wear any type of headphones, or listening devices, when traveling along busy streets.
While pedestrian and south Florida car accidents often involve serious personal injury in Florida, the Monday morning accident highlights the degree of injury that can occur, even when the contact involves merely a safety device like a rear view mirror extending a distance from the side of a car. Pedestrian and bicyclists can be severely injured in an accident, even if the contact area involves only the side view mirror.

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