Sam Adams student struck by vehicle

CASSOPOLIS — A Sam Adams Elementary School student sustained minor injuries Tuesday morning after colliding with a vehicle while crossing M-60 on his way to school.

Cassopolis Public Schools officials reported that at 7:43 a.m., a Sam Adams Elementary School student collided with a vehicle while crossing the road to the school from the Hardings parking lot in Cassopolis.

The village crossing guard at the intersection, administrators and multiple parents witnessed the accident and called 911. After being attended to by emergency personnel and school officials, the child remained alert and did not seem to suffer from any serious physical injuries other than a laceration on his leg.

As a precaution, the child was transported by his parents to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

“Safety is a top priority at Cassopolis Public Schools, and we encourage all parents and guardians to remind children to look both ways to ensure traffic is completely stopped and adhere to directions from the crossing guards before crossing,” wrote Superintendent Angela Piazza in a press release. “Additionally, it is imperative that parents and guardians follow the school protocol during drop off and pick up times by using the drop-off line to ensure the safety of students. We are once again asking that parents/guardians do no use Hardings or side streets as drop off points for students. … We can’t be too defensive as drivers or too careful as pedestrians. We must work together to ensure the safety of all our students.”

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