Huron High School student hit by car while crossing street to bus stop
A 15-year-old Huron High School student was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car while crossing Ellsworth Road to get to the bus stop Thursday.
Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said the boy was crossing Ellsworth Road near Crystal Creek Drive when a vehicle traveling eastbound struck him. The boy suffered leg fractures and abrasions, but his injuries are not life-threatening, Schick said.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at about 6:43 a.m., Schick said.
The vehicle was described as a Lincoln and was driven by a 28-year-old Ann Arbor man, Schick said. The incident is still under investigation.
The speed limit on Ellsworth Road near Crystal Creek Drive is 45 miles per hour. There is a traffic light at the intersection.
Ann Arbor Public Schools spokeswoman Liz Margolis said the school has been in touch with the family, but Margolis did not have a firm update on the boy’s condition Thursday morning.
Huron High School administrators have made counselors available to students who ride buses 137 and 138, which serve the University Palisades and the Crystal Creek subdvisions and the area near them. Margolis said there may be an additional need for students to talk to the counselors because it's exam week at Huron.
“They will make any accommodations necessary for those kids,” Margolis said.