EDGEMONT, N.Y. -- An Edgemont High School student was struck by a motor vehicle on Monday while walking to school, according to Greenburgh police.
"Fortunately, the injuries were not serious," Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said. "I have asked the police department to review what happened and to consider safety improvements at this and other locations."
Greenburgh Police Capt. Brian J. Ryan said the accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. as the female high school student crossed the intersection of White Oak Lane and Edgemont Road.
"The student was walking in a clearly marked pedestrian crosswalk in an easterly direction towards the high school," Ryan said.
The driver of the vehicle involved had just dropped off a student at the school, then proceeded West on White Oak Lane and was making a left turn, southbound onto Edgemont Road, according to police.
The student was struck while in the crosswalk and sustained injuries that were not serious or life-threatening, Ryan said.
The student was treated at the scene by Greenburgh Police EMS and transported to White Plains Hospital for further evaluation, according to police.
This matter has been referred to the Greenburgh Police Traffic Unit for review. Recommendations will be made and evaluated relevant to proposed safety improvements for this particular intersection with the goal of improving upon pedestrian safety and Vehicle and Traffic Law compliance by area residents who drop off and pick up their children from school on a daily basis, Ryan said.
In this particular incident, the driver was an Edgemont resident who failed to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, accoridng to Ryan.
Feiner said the Greenburgh Town Board will discuss and give priority attention to improving pedestrian safety. "The safety of our children must be given the highest priority attention," Feiner said in an email to town residents.
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