MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Mt. Hebron Middle School student was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after being struck by a car. Just one day after the Pedestrian Safety Committee met to discuss strategies to avoiding pedestrians being hit by motor vehicles, the safety concerns of many for Montclair's pedestrians are prevalent now more than ever.
Shortly after dismissal, a male student was crossing the street and was hit by a moving vehicle on Lorraine Avenue. The student was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. School and police officials were notified and immediately on hand to assist.
Mt. Hebron Principal Dr. Jill Sack sent the following letter to parents:
Today after school, at approximately 2:15 p.m., a Mt. Hebron student was hit by a vehicle as he crossed Lorraine Avenue to walk to his waiting transportation on the other side of the street. The Montclair Police were called and staff members, including our nurse, were on hand to help.
The student is currently at the hospital, in good care, and will hopefully be back home soon. I spoke to his parent and I am happy to report that he is going to be okay."