A 16-year-old student on her way to school Tuesday morning was hit by a car and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The incident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. near 87th Avenue and Lake Pleasant Road. Police said the student suffered life-threatening injuries. Circumstances on how the crash happened have not been released.
Peoria Unified School District confirmed the student attends Sunrise Mountain High School. A letter was emailed to parents about the situation. It also asked parents to talk with their students about walking to and from school.
"We are hopefully for a speedy recovery of our student," said the letter.
Dear Sunrise Mountain Parents and Guardians,
As you may have heard, one of our students was hit by a car while walking in the crosswalk on the way to school this morning. The student received immediate assistance from two of our staff members and was transported to the hospital for further medical attention.
Please use extra caution when driving in and around school areas during drop off and dismissal times. Also, this is an opportune time to remind your child to be vigilant and aware in high traffic areas when walking to and from school.
We are hopeful for a speedy recovery of our student. The unity of our Sunrise Mountain community continues to be a source of pride and strength. If I can answer any questions regarding this situation, please contact the Administration Office at 623-487-5125.
Sunrise Mountain High School
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