An 18-year-old girl was recovering on Monday after being struck by a fellow student suspected to be driving while drunk.
According to the police report, 18-year-old Rachel Stump was struck on Sunday shortly after 2 a.m. near North High Street and Chittenden Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 21-year-old Ohio State student, stopped at the scene and was expected to face drunken-driving charges.
According to the report, several witnesses said that they saw Stump heading eastbound on Chittenden Avenue and walking in the middle of the road into moving traffic.
Police said that the driver had a green light, and Stump was cited for not using a crosswalk.
Stump’s friend said that Stump was recovering at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after suffering multiple facial fractures, lacerations and bleeding in the brain.
Student Carly Yanni said that the incident has her paying more attention to the road.
“That’s really scary, especially for a freshman, first-time on a college campus, like on your own, that’s really scary,” Yanni said.
Campus police wanted to remind all students to use designated crosswalks.
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