Student hit by vehicle in front of Highline High School Monday morning


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A student was hit by a vehicle Monday morning just after 7 a.m. on S. 152nd Street in front of Highline High School.

The male victim was transported to Highline Medical Center with what appear to be minor injuries, according to Catherine Carbone Rogers, Chief Communications Officer for Highline Public Schools.

Burien Police told The B-Town Blog that a 17-year old male ran out in front of traffic to cross the street before being struck by a vehicle.

Apparently he was not using a crosswalk.

“He entered the roadway suddenly and the driver didn’t see him because a metro bus was stopped on the side of the road, which the pedestrian had just exited from before darting out into the street,” Capt. Bryan Howard said. “His injuries were very minor and he was transported to Highline Hospital as a precaution.”

The incident is being investigated by police.

Here’s a letter sent out to parents from Highline Principal Vicki Fisher:

Dear Highline High School Families,

This morning before school, a student arriving on a Metro bus darted out into the road in front of the bus and was hit by a car on South 152nd Street.  The student was not using a crosswalk.  Medics transported the student to the hospital.  Thankfully, the injuries appear to be minor.

Student safety is our top priority and using the crosswalks around school is an important part of the overall safety plan.

Please take this opportunity to talk with your children about safety procedures, such as rules for crossing the street.

If you have questions please feel free to call me at 206.631.6700.

Sincerely,
Vicki Fisher
Principal

Highline High is located at 225 S 152nd Street (map below).

As we learn more, we’ll update this post…

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2 Responses to “Student hit by vehicle in front of Highline High School Monday morning”
  1. Well Then... says:

    Maybe now the school will monitor the cars that go 30-40 mph through the street!! My son was crossing in the crosswalk when a car just kept going, finally slammed on her breaks, I got out of the car and told her off, and it’s not just with my son but it’s almost everyday someone is slamming on the breaks for some student crossing in the crosswalk, cause the drivers they either don’t see, pay attention and/or going to damn fast. SMH
    Prayers to the student and the family. People they are still kids regardless, we as adults need to pay attention.

  2. James Thompson says:

    Accidents happen and if u fail to use a cross walk and just dart out into traffic, you just may get hit!!. I’m sure if the driver had been barrelin down the street that child would have sustained much more serious injuries….My opinion only. .

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