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OPD looking for driver who hit 12-year-old

Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 23:09:50-05

An Andersen Middle School student is recovering after he was hit by a car early Wednesday morning.

Omaha Police say the 12-year-old student was crossing the street when another vehicle hit him.

Police say the driver of the car got out, looked at what happened, and drove away in his white Buick, they are still searching for him.

The student was taken to Children’s Hospital and is expected to be OK.

The Principal for Anderson sent out this message to parents:

Dear Andersen Families,

We had a very scary moment before the start of school today. A student was hit by a car on Adams Street. The student was taken to the hospital by ambulance for a full checkup. The injuries were not considered life threatening.

I wanted to reach out to all of you so you have this information before your children come home this afternoon. This is an important reminder of how vital it is for both drivers and students to help us keep everyone safe during pickup and drop off times.

Please take extra care when driving in front of the school on Adams Street. This driver passed some cars and then clipped the student. We also ask that parents please use the drop off lane instead of the street to ensure students are as close to the school and out of the way of moving cars as possible.  

As serious as this situation was, we are very thankful it wasn’t worse. We appreciate your help in protecting the safety of our students.

Sincerely,

Jeff Alfrey

Principal

Andersen Middle School

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