Elementary student struck by driver in Arlington Ridge

S. Nash Street and 23rd Street S. (via Google Maps)

An Oakridge Elementary student was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a driver.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection of S. Nash Street and 23rd Street S., two blocks away from the school in the Arlington Ridge neighborhood.

The striking vehicle was a Honda Civic and the victim reported head and leg pain, as well as cuts on the head, according to scanner traffic at the time.

The student was taken to a local hospital and, according to the school principal, “is doing fine.”

The full letter to Oakridge families is below. It did not note whether the driver was cited.

Emergency Vehicles near Oakridge at the corner of Nash and 23rd Streets South

Good evening.

This message is to inform you that emergency personnel responded to Oakridge this afternoon at dismissal today to assist a student who was hit by a car at the corner of Nash and 23rd Streets South. The family of the student has been notified. As some of our students, families and staff observed the incident and first responders, we wanted to ensure you are aware. The student was transported to the hospital and, per the family, is doing fine. Unfortunately, we don’t have any further details at this time.

This is a great opportunity to remind our neighbors to drive slowly and pay close attention to children while driving in school zones. Thank you for taking such good care of each other this afternoon and every day.

As always, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Take care,

Lynne Wright