A 16-year-old Darien High School student was struck by a car and received a minor injury as students were entering the school just before 7:36 a.m., Monday in the “sports loop” driveway in the back of the school building, according to Darien police.
Police gave this further information about the incident:
The girl, who fell to the ground when she was struck, was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
The driver, a 55-year-old man, was issued a ticket charging him with failure to use due care to avoid a pedestrian, an infraction.
The man was driving around the loop at a very low speed.
DHS Principal Ellen Dunn sent an email to parents and guardians at 8:41 a.m. to inform them about the accident. Here’s the full text of the email:
“During the morning drop off there was a minor traffic accident in the DHS sports loop involving pedestrians. Emergency personnel responded to treat the minor injuries. Thank you for your patience and understanding this morning.”