Student pedestrian hit
MAPLE RIDGE — A section of County Rd. 43 was closed in front of North Dundas District High School this morning after a student was hit by a car, sustaining “non-life-threatening injuries” at or near the school.
Students were placed on “hold and secure” as police detoured traffic onto rural roads, around a half-kilometre section of 43 in front of the school. The SD&G OPP reopened County Rd. 43 shortly before noon.
At the time, SD&G OPP Const. Tylor Copeland explained the roadway would remain closed until the detachment was updated “on injuries from hospital” resulting from the “vehicle collision.”
In a note emailed to parents, the school’s principal, Angela Grandy, says the injured party was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car and that students at NDDHS and TR Leger were put on hold and secure until 10:15 a.m. “in order to permit paramedics to attend to a medical emergency.”
A support team has been “dispatched to the school to help with any student who may experience difficulty as a result of this unfortunate incident,” she says.
Grandy does not indicate one way or the other if the injured party is a student at the school.
However, a reader identifying herself as a parent of a junior NDDHS student reached out to NVN about the situation: “Can you please assure your readers that the collision in front of North Dundas District High School was of no fault to the poor driver?” she wrote in a message, also indicating she was at CHEO with her son at that moment. “I am the mother of the boy who was involved and it was his actions unfortunately due to mental health problems than lead him to run in front of the car. I feel horrible for the poor driver involved.”
She says her son will be alright and that he underwent x-rays at both Winchester District Memorial Hospital and CHEO.
This article was edited to reflect new information as it came in from Principal Angela Grandy and the mother of the boy involved.