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University employee struck by vehicle

Thagard, Andrew | Thursday, February 19, 2004

A University employee was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning as she attempted to cross a stretch of Juniper Road adjacent to Grace Hall.

The female employee, whose identity was not released by Notre Dame Security/Police assistant director Chuck Hurley, was attempting to climb over a snow embankment in order to cross Juniper when she lost her balance and fell onto the road. The victim hit her head on the side of a south bound vehicle as she was falling, Hurley said.

A witness and the driver contacted police, and police and fire rescue vehicles responded to the call, Hurley said. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center, though it was not clear what treatment, if any, she received or whether she had been discharged.

“She was alert and conscious at the hospital,” Hurley said.

The victim attempted to cross the street at an area not designated as a crosswalk – places that Hurley said can be especially dangerous at this time of year with ice and excessive buildup of snow.

“The crosswalks are cleared,” Hurley said. “If you try to cross in areas where there aren’t crosswalks … you still have [snow] embankments on the sides of the road. We would advise people to be sure they’re crossing at the crosswalks.”