Student hit by car exiting bus near campus

By Reubin Turner
Assistant City Editor

A 21-year-old Baylor student sustained significant injuries Wednesday after being hit by a car driven by a 20-year-old student off of Fourth Street and Daughtrey Avenue.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the student stepped off the shuttle bus and ran around the back. Witnesses said the student ran into oncoming traffic and was then hit.

“The accident caused pretty significant injuries, including a possible broken leg and other injuries,” Swanton said.

Swanton said the student was rushed to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center and is expected to be OK.

According to an article published by the Waco Tribune, the officers are not planning on pressing charges on the driver, as they believe she did nothing wrong.

“If anybody did anything wrong, it was the pedestrian who ran into traffic by exiting the bus around the back,” Swanton told the Waco Tribune.