West Linn High School student hit by car is 'going to be okay'
A West Linn High School student was struck by a car while crossing Skyline Drive after school, Thursday, Oct. 8.
According to Principal Trevor Menne, the student was walking across a street after the final bell and was struck by a car passing through the campus. First responders arrived on the scene and transported the fully conscious and alert student to the nearest hospital.
The district said it was grateful for students and staff who remained calm after the accident.
The student is expected to make a full recovery and ready to head home sometime Friday, Oct. 9, Director of Communications Andrew Kilstrom told the Tidings.
West Linn High School has more than 1,800 students, and Menne emphasized in a letter to families that, with a large population, there are many cars, bicycles, buses and pedestrians occupying the area before and after school. Students, staff and community members should be observant to minimize incidents.
"It takes our entire school community to make sure everyone is safe during arrival and dismissal," he said.
Last week, a letter from the district was sent out to families of every school in West Linn and Wilsonville reminding community members to be cautious when passing through campuses.
"We live in a great community yet staying safe takes all of us … Being aware of one's surroundings is always important, whether it is about crossing streets or knowing who is around you," the letter said.
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