A student was taken to hospital after being hit by a car outside the library this evening.
At around 6.55pm, the student was hit while crossing University Road, opposite the JB Morell library. A police officer interviewed at the scene said the student was “caught on the passenger wing” of an oncoming car, and “banged her head” as a result of the collision.
According to the officer, the student had “looked to the left with a hood up”, while the driver, a lecturer at Askham Bryan College, was “coming from the right”. The officer said he wanted to “reinforce to look both ways” and warned, “particularly for foreign students” who may not be “used to automatically looking for traffic in the right direction”.
Three emergency services vehicles, including an ambulance and a police car, were at the scene within 10 minutes of the incident, and after about fifteen minutes the student was taken to hospital. However, another officer at the scene reassured that the injury was “nothing serious”.
Photos: Tom Witherow