Darien High School Student, 16, Gets Minor Injury After Hit by Car Outside School

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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.”

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