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11/8/2012 8:40:00 AM
Pedestrian Struck by Car
Firefighters maintain the perimeter of an emegency landing zone in the Greenwood High School parking lot as paramedics load an injured pedestrian onto LifeFlight for transport. (Photos by Michael Davis)
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Firefighters maintain the perimeter of an emegency landing zone in the Greenwood High School parking lot as paramedics load an injured pedestrian onto LifeFlight for transport. (Photos by Michael Davis)
Students and faculty of Greenwood High School look on as the AnMed LifeFlight emergency helicopter lands in the parking lot.
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Students and faculty of Greenwood High School look on as the AnMed LifeFlight emergency helicopter lands in the parking lot.

Michael W. Davis
Michael@GwdToday.com


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.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: Kim Butler

Prayers for all involved -
Dear GOD,
Please take Your arms and wrap around EVERYONE involved in this accident - give them strength, heal EVERYONE physically and emotionally - May Your will be done - AMEN


Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: Tony Chumley

I had a baby girl that was killed in an auto accident in 2008 and I will be the first to say that it is a mistake to rush to judgment. When the police are allowed to do their job and investigate this incident then it will be resolved and if nothing illegal on the driver's part contributed to the accident then that is just what it was, an accident. Please remember that any of us could have easily been on either end of this! Praying for all involved and for the school system to add a crossing guard at all high risk school zones!

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: Sally Lane

Such a terrible tragedy for ALL involved! And shame on those of you making comments about the driver. The lady driving is one of the sweetest most considerate and kind person ever. She does not deserve the unkind words being written on here!! Would you like it if the tables were reversed and YOU were driving that car..you would not want people talking about you. Disgusting!
Obviously this was totally an accident. There could have been several factors....sun, movement, etc. So please just pray for ALL involved and keep your unkind, unnecessary comment to yourself!!! You need to wish you were as kind as the lady that was involved....would you have crawled under the car and stayed with the student. Doubt it!


Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: Sally

Its a blessing that EMS station near the airport, now houses an ambulance most of the day!! I hear they got there fast as well as Fire! Hope and pray all is well with the young man!!!

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012
Article comment by: David Thomasson

Praying for this young man and his family and others involved.


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