Fairfield Elementary Student Crossing Roadway Struck By Car

A Fairfield County elementary school student was struck by a vehicle crossing the street to reach their bus stop. 

The area of the crash. 

The area of the crash. 

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The incident occurred in Fairfield around 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, in the area of Nichols Avenue and First Street. 

According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the student, was transported to the hospital for evaluation for what appeared to be minor injuries at this time.

Several students witnessed the crash on a school bus and stopped nearby along with other bystanders, Stahl said.

"The Fairfield Police Department understands that such an event can be distressing, especially for young students who witnessed the crash," Stahl said.

School counselors and additional support staff are available to help students who need emotional support.

The Fairfield Police Crash Investigation Unit is thoroughly investigating the incident. Preliminary findings indicate that speed was not a factor in the crash, and it appears to be an actual, unfortunate accident, Stahl added.

"This incident serves as a crucial reminder to both motorists and pedestrians about the importance of road safety," Stahl said. "We urge all drivers to remain vigilant and cautious, especially in school zones and residential areas. Likewise, pedestrians should always use crosswalks and be mindful of traffic signals."

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