Dempsey student struck in crosswalk


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



A Dempsey Middle School student was in the intensive care unit Wednesday after being struck by a car that morning on her way to school.

City of Delaware Police report that Kylie Linville, 13, of Delaware, was in Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s ICU Wednesday afternoon being treated for serious injuries.

According to the official police report, Morgan Summers, 29, of Delaware, was traveling south on Troy Road in her 1999 Toyota Corolla and at 7:11 a.m. struck Linville, who was walking in the crosswalk at Barrett Avenue. The report states that Linville went over the hood and collided with the windshield before coming to rest on the ground.

Police report that Summers immediately got out of the car and rendered aid to Linville.

Medics and police arrived minutes later and the City of Delaware Fire Department transported Linville to Grady Memorial Hospital for emergency medical care. Linville was then transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Police report the incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.

The official report states that doctors believe Linville suffered fractures to both of her legs.

Police report the road was closed until just before 10 a.m. while investigators documented the scene.

Summers was reportedly not injured in the crash.

Police report there were skid marks on the ground near the crosswalk. Summer’s car was impounded as evidence and police report she turned over her cell phone for analysis.

Dempsey Principal Dan Bartha said in an email to Dempsey parents Wednesday that counselors were made available to students throughout the day and will continue to provide support to students.

“Our thoughts are with the student and her family, and we ask the entire Dempsey family to keep them in their thoughts as well,” Bartha said in the email.

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.