A pedestrian was struck by a car on Northside Drive Thursday morning around 8:00 am. Greenwood County EMS was dispatched to the corner of Cokesbury and Northside Drive, the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a car that struck a Greenwood High School student.
The student was struck by the car and apparently entrapped under the vehicle when EMS arrived. Also responding were Greenwood County Sherriff officers, SC Highway Patrol and several area Fire Departments. Traffic was blocked in both lanes of Northside Drive as EMS treated the pedestrian on the scene and prepared the individual for transport by helicopter.
Firefighters began rapidly preparing an emergency landing zone in the parking lot of the high school as anxious students and faculty looked on. The individual was placed in full spinal precautions and loaded onto an AnMed LifeFlight emergency medical helicopter and transported to a trauma center for treatment of injuries.
According to a statement from School District 50, their staff is working with local law enforcement in reviewing every aspect of the accident.
In the statement, School District Superintendent Darrell Johnson said. “I have the student and family in my prayers. The safety of our students is always our greatest concern. We will keep them in our prayers.”
No information is available on the student's identity or condition at the time of this report. GwdToday will have a follow-up report as information becomes available.