PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — An 11-year-old middle school student is recovering at home after being hit by a car as she left school Tuesday.
The girl was leaving Floyd Light School when she was hit on SE Stark Street at 108th around 2:30 p.m.
Her father, Ralph, was not far away in his cr, waiting to pick her up when she called him.
“Daddy, I’ve been hit by a car,” Ralph said she told him. “Come deal with this.”
He rushed over and found her in the middle of the street, on the island with some people and a police officer, standing up and surrounded by cars.
Ralph said she had scrapes and bruises and her ribs hurt. She told her dad the crosswalk light were flashing when she stepped into the intersection. A car in the closest lane stopped, but not the car in the oncoming lane.
“She told me a gentleman came through the intersection, honked, sped up,” Ralph said. “She started running, (the car) clipped her, she flew over the hood and landed in the street.”
The girl was taken to the hospital and checked. Nothing was broken but she’s been home recovering.
“She is happy to be alright,” Ralph said. “She knows that she just really wants to go back to school.”
He said the car was a newer model Nissan Maxima, and witnesses gave police a license plate number.
Doug Pease, the principal of Floyd Light Middle School, said students have been told after this incident not to assume drivers will obey the law.
Ralph said the driver “clearly knew what they were doing, that they hit a little girl or someone. Who does that? I do not know, but they’ll find them, I hope.”
KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story and get more information from the police on Friday.