Student being treated at area hospital after on-campus hit-and-run

By Andrew Preston

Updated Thursday, Feb. 18 

The Trevecca student who was struck by a car while riding her bike on campus was released after being treated at a local emergency room.

The driver who allegedly struck her and fled is not a Trevecca student, as previously reported, said Greg Dawson, captain of university security.

The case is now being handled by Metro Nashville Police.

This story will be updated as more information is available.


 

A Trevecca student is being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital after she was struck while riding her bike on campus around 8:55 a.m.

The driver of a vehicle was traveling southbound in the Benson parking lot when the vehicle struck the student on the bike. The driver of the car then fled the scene.

Campus security officials said the suspected driver, also a Trevecca student, was identified by other students and Metro police officers have contacted one of her family members to request she come back to campus.

A Metro police traffic crash investigator is on campus and said police plan to charge the driver with fleeing the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and failure to render aid.  He also said if the suspect doesn’t return to campus within the hour police will issue an arrest warrant.

Olivia Kelley contributed to this report. 

 

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