BARNSTABLE (CBS) – An 18-year-old Cape Cod Community College student is in the hospital after a car hit her Tuesday morning while she was walking in a campus crosswalk, police say.
It happened at about 8:15 a.m. at the school’s West Barnstable campus as the student was on her way to class. The impact threw the Carver teenager several feet. She was conscious and alert after the crash.
“Pretty good hit, she went up onto the windshield and ended up thrown about 20 feet in front of the vehicle,” said West Barnstable Fire Lt. Bill Murray. “She was a stable patient but we had to take her to the closest trauma center which was South Shore Hospital.”
Barnstable police say a 2012 Toyota Corolla driven by 20-year-old Milenna Rodrigues, of Centerville, struck the teen as she crossed Route 132. Rodrigues also had to be hospitalized “for an unknown medical problem” after the crash, police said.
The entrance to the school is a busy one, right on Route 132. And some students acknowledge the intersection can be dangerous.
“Pulling out is hard because people just fly back and forth,” said Alyssa Hill. “It takes a while just to pull out of the school.”
Rodrigues is being charged with operating without a license, operating to endanger, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and a crosswalk violation. Police are still investigating and additional charges are possible.