Female student struck by car on campus

While police speak to witnesses, an EMS team tends to a student who was struck by a car while crossing the road between campus and the nearby neighborhood at the corner of 4th Street and Speight Avenue around 12:10 today. Matt Hellman | Lariat photographer



By Nick Dean
Editor in chief

A female Baylor student was hit by a car near the corner of 4th and Speight Avenue around noon Wednesday.

Baylor Police Chief Jim Doak told the Lariat on the scene that one female student had been hit by a white two-door Honda Accord driven by another Baylor female student.

Doak said the student was jaywalking across Speight Avenue toward Sid Richardson Building near the university president’s home — the Allbritton House.

The student was distracted while crossing the road and that is when the car hit her, Doak said.

Two Waco Police Department patrol cars, a Baylor Police patrol car, a fire truck and an ambulance were on the scene near the Speight Plaza Office and Parking Facility.

Doak said the ambulance was taking the injured student to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.

“She had a bump on her head,” Doak said. “She’s going to be fine and she is fortunate.”