A BYU-I student is currently recovering after being hit by a 2013 Chevy Suburban on Sept. 22.
The student, a 22-year-old women, ran through South 2nd East and 1st South around 4 p.m according to police.
“The driver didn’t have enough time to stop,” said eye witnesses to police. “He tried to avoid an accident but she was too close to the vehicle,” said Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis.
The woman is at Madison Memorial Hospital recovering from non-life threatening injuries.
“People think the crosswalk is a safe haven, but its not,” said Lewis. “You need to stop at the crosswalk and you need to check and be sure to use good judgment. Do not dart across because if a vehicle is close it can’t stop. Pedestrians should stop before crossing and look left and right.”
The driver, a 44-year-old-male, will not be cited for the incident since he did not have time to stop according to Lewis.