UPDATE: Lakota student struck by vehicle near school, transported to hospital

A Lakota schools student was struck by a vehicle and transported to a local hospital today, school officials confirmed.

Emergency crews were dispatched to a report of a 14-year-old struck by a vehicle in the vicinity of the Lakota East Freshman Campus, according to emergency dispatch traffic.

The collision was reported at about 2:35 p.m. today near the intersection of Bethany Road and Liberty Court in Liberty Twp.

“Our thoughts are with our student who was struck by a car on Liberty Lane this afternoon,” said Betsy Fuller, spokesperson for Lakota Schools.

“Paramedics were called to the scene and the student has been transported to Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Hospital Campus (adjacent to Lakota East) as a precaution. We urge drivers to use caution at all times, but especially during arrival and dismissal, as many of our students walk to and from school.”

The intersection in front of the Lakota East Freshman School in Liberty Township becomes a busy pedestrian cross walk at the end of each school day, which sees classes over at 2:25 p.m.

Many students from the freshman school cross Bethany Road to a sidewalk on Liberty Court to walk a few hundred yards on to the nearby Lakota East High School campus to participate in after-school clubs, sports in the high school.

Some students also walk the same route after school to get to the Edge Teen Center, which is across Wyandot Lane from the high school.

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