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Student struck by car driven by faculty member

A Howard University faculty member crashed their car into the guardrail at Cook Hall, injuring a student and hospitalizing them.

A blue Audi crashed into the Cook Hall residence on April 11, leaving debris and concrete on the campus sideway. (Photo courtesy of Aiden McHenry)

A Howard University faculty member crashed their car into the guardrail of Cook Hall Thursday evening, striking and hospitalizing a student, according to the university.

A Metropolitan Police officer present at the scene said the driver crashed into the student and the dormitory wall around 3:50 p.m. on the 6th Street NW and Fairmont, sending both the driver and the student to the Howard University Hospital to be treated for their non-life threatening injuries.

In a written statement to The Hilltop, Monica Lewis of the University Office of Communications said that family members of the faculty member and student were notified of the incident and their respective conditions.

“Thank you to the Howard community who acted right away to report the incident,” the statement said.

At this time, The Hilltop has not independently verified the degree to which the student was injured. 

In a statement to The Hilltop, HUSA Vice President Jay Jones said the 63rd administration is actively addressing student concerns.  

“It is important to note that, based on current feedback, students do not hold the University responsible for the incident,” Jones said. “Nor do they feel unsafe or uneasy about the emergency services provided by the University.”

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This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Copy edited by Alana Matthew 


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