Two students at the University of Iowa were stuck by a car on August 27. Both of the students are 19 years of age and sophomores at the University.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Governor Street and College Street around midnight when they were struck by a car driven by a 28-year-old woman. The two students were found unconscious at the scene and were rushed to the University hospital.
The male student has been released and the female student is still be treated for her injuries, but is improving, according to officials. According to Iowa Code, the students had the right-of-way and were crossing the street legally.
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injury for all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of both victims.
In downtown Iowa City, a driver caused an accident with another vehicle and struck a pedestrian when driving distracted, according to police.
A 19-year-old female was driving a 2005 Lexus southbound on Gilbert Street when she collided with another vehicle after running a red light. After the collision, the woman continued driving and then struck a pedestrian who was crossing a crosswalk.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The woman was cited with failure to obey a traffic sign.
Car accidents can happen very suddenly and can seriously injure those involved, especially if a driver is not paying attention. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family.