Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

KU student hit by car released from hospital

October 10, 2012, 11:16 p.m. Updated October 11, 2012, 2:23 p.m.


A female Kansas University student struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening on campus has been treated and released from the hospital, according to Kansas University spokeswoman Jill Jess.

The woman was walking across Lot 109 near Jayhawk Towers, 1603 W. 15th St., shortly before 8 p.m. when she was struck by a Nissan Altima, driven by a male KU student, said KU Public Safety Sgt. John Dietz.

Dietz said the woman received head injuries and was transferred to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. The injuries were originally believed to be life-threatening. Dietz said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

On Thursday, Jess said they were not able to release the woman's name and did not have any additional information to release.


Joan Kelly 5 years, 7 months ago

Thoughts are with this poor girl's loved ones.

costello 5 years, 7 months ago

My thoughts are with her. I hope she has a full recovery.

pagan_idolator 5 years, 7 months ago

Hope this ends well. Prayers sent for her full recovery.

rcakmon 5 years, 7 months ago

I just spoke with a family friend and she's doing well. They took her to Topeka for a head CT scan and MRI because she did black out at the scene. No serious head injuries were found. She's at home resting. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.

NotASquishHead 5 years, 7 months ago

Someone should explain open records laws to Jill Jess and KUPD.... Accidents reports are open public record, no questions asked. The victim's name should be released.

Jonathan Becker 5 years, 7 months ago

When was 20 U.S.C. § 1232g struck down by SCOTUS or amended by Congress? And when did Congress give notice that it was removing 34 CFR Part 99 from the US Code of Federal Regulations? Do you know that the student and/or her parents waived their privacy rights under FERPA to have her name and other personal information released?

jennsc01 5 years, 7 months ago

My guess is the officer still needs to complete the accident investigation. Once the report is available (they have up to 10 days to complete it) then the information will be available to the public. You are correct, the information is KORA applicable, but you assume it must be released right away. Accident investigations can be intensive, even more so when serious injuries occur. Both parties deserve the right to have a complete and thorough investigation of the accident before life changing information is released to the public.

shadowbox66044 5 years, 7 months ago

KU should offer a class teaching students how to cross a street. That being said, I'm glad she's doing better.

rcakmon 5 years, 7 months ago

The girl hit by the car was not texting. Her phone was discovered in her purse by emergency personnel. They then used it to call her parents.

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