STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) – A UConn student injured after being struck by a passenger vehicle on the UConn campus in Storrs early Saturday morning is said to be doing well.
A UConn spokesperson says the student, who is not being identified, is conscious, alert, and talking at Hartford Hospital where LifeStar flew him.
According to a UConn spokesperson the accident happened in front of the safety complex on North Eagleville Road shortly after 1 a.m. Preliminary interviews with witnesses and video indicate the student walked in front of the vehicle which did not have time to stop.
“It’s a high traffic area, and the thing is you got bars down the road and everyone’s out late at night,” said Eric Vassar, a junior at UConn. “Definitely a lot of people crossing the road at unexpected hours and such. And yeah, and it’s 35, 40-speed limit – people sometimes push it over here, absolutely. Definitely a dangerous spot.”
The driver is not affiliated with the university according to the spokesperson.
The accident remains under investigation.