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Teacher hit by car near Elyria school


ELYRIA — An Elyria Schools teacher was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon outside Franklin Elementary School.

District spokeswoman Amy Higgins did not identify the woman but said the teacher was helping a student cross near the Birch Street parking lot area when a car made a turn and clipped the teacher in the leg. The teacher was in the crosswalk.

The student was not hurt in the accident, but the teacher was taken to EMH Elyria Medical Center.

“The teacher was hurt, but not seriously that we know of,” Higgins said. “She was awake, conscious and did not appear to have serious injury.”

Higgins added today that the teacher is home recovering and in good spirits.

Higgins said teachers throughout the district often help students after school, especially in high-traffic areas where there is a lot of congestion.

“School officials are always outside on the grounds, getting kids to buses and across parking lots safely,” she said. “Franklin is one of the congested areas, being nestled in that neighborhood. So, they have extra people who are out watching and making sure the kids get where they need to go.”

Higgins said drivers should be extremely cautious in school zones.

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