Professor hit by car driven by student
Posted March 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm in News
A USC professor is in the hospital with injuries after being struck by a car on campus Wednesday.
Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle said a USC student was driving south on McClintock Avenue toward 37th Street, when a female professor stepped off the curb by the Davis School of Gerontology and started to cross the street. As the professor was crossing, the student‚Äôs car struck her.
LAPD, DPS and an ambulance arrived on the scene and treated the victim. She was taken to California Hospital Medical Center.
This incident follows another on-campus accident that occurred March 12, when a student crossing McClintock Avenue behind Leavey Library failed to see an oncoming car. The student was hit by the car and hospitalized.
DPS officials warned that students should always look both ways before crossing.
‚ÄúNever assume that you have the right of way,‚ÄĚ Carlisle said. ‚ÄúMake sure you are seen by oncoming traffic and, more, that they stop for you.‚ÄĚ