By Ben Kleppinger
An Eastern student was hit by a car Thursday night on Eastern’s campus near Clay Hall. The female student was in the crosswalk crossing Kit Carson Drive from the Clay Hall side near the Ault Lot at around 10:30 p.m. She was hit by a black sports car coming from the three-way stop outside Clay Hall.
Certified Nursing Assistant Leigh Ann Burdette heard the collision and went into the crosswalk to support the student’s neck until an ambulance arrived. She said the student “was definitely in the crosswalk.”
“She was fine. She knew what was going on,” said Burdette, a freshman nursing major from Louisville.
Burdette said the student complained of neck, elbow and ankle pain, but was coherent and capable of voluntary movement.
The student was being taken to a hospital for an X-ray and to make sure she had not suffered any neck trauma, Burdette said.
Eastern’s Director of Public Relations Marc Whitt confirmed the student was taken to Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center to be treated for “minor injuries.”
“Apparently she’s fine,” Whitt said.
“She was most of the way across (the crosswalk),” Burdette said. “She almost made it.