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GRU Student Struck By Vehicle

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University student was struck by a car Friday morning.

We are told the student was struck while in a crosswalk on Laney-Walker Boulevard. The student was alert and conscious upon arrival of EMS personnel and has been discharged from the Georgia Regents Medical Center Emergency Department.

GRU officials are asking that drivers continue to monitor their rate of speed and slow down at crosswalks and intersections. Pedestrians should also make eye contact with drivers and not assume drivers will obey the law and stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Additional traffic signs will be placed on Laney-Walker Boulevard to remind drivers to slow down and crossing guards will be added during critical hours when most people are arriving and leaving work or school.

The GRU Police Department increased enforcement of traffic laws in 2008 after a student was struck at the intersection of 15th Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard. Officers currently use radar on both streets, where the posted speed limit is 25 MPH.

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