Witness: Students, drivers came to aid of Huron High School student struck by car Thursday morning
The accident Thursday morning where a Huron High School student was struck by a car while heading toward a bus stop in Pittsfield Township was a rarity for the area, a witness said.
Kellie Micou was driving down Ellsworth Road when she came across the scene of the accident near the intersection with Crystal Creek Drive. She said she travels through the area nearly every day and has never noticed a problem with kids at the bus stop encountering traffic before.
The 15-year-old Huron High School student suffered some leg fractures and abrasions, but his injuries were not critical, according to Pittsfield Township police.
Micou said some of the students waiting at the bus stop had run into the street to help the boy to his feet but he was unable to stand.
“A woman got out of her car, went to him and took his jacket and put it under his head,” Micou said. “He was moaning extremely loud and saying his leg.”
Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said Thursday morning that a 28-year-old Ann Arbor man was driving the vehicle that struck the student. Micou and other eye witnesses have since said that a woman was driving the car. Police have not been able to be reached to give a definitive answer since Thursday morning.
Micou said the boy was wearing dark-colored clothing and, judging by where he was lying in the road being treated by first responders, was not crossing at the traffic light at the intersection.
She said the boy was lying in a position that indicated he had crossed in the middle of the road and was four to five car lengths away from the intersection. However, Micou emphasized that she did not see the crash.
Micou said she believed it took about 10 minutes for firefighters to arrive at the scene, even though the nearest station was close enough for a witness to run to and bang on the door. The boy immediately appeared to be seriously injured, she said.
“He clearly could not stand and was kind of flopping around like a rag doll,” she said.
The driver of the vehicle was very shook up, Micou said. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, according to police.