Graduate student struck by car outside of Burlington Building

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:19pm

A University of Michigan graduate student was hit by a car Friday as she was crossing Eisenhower Parkway at about 2:30 p.m.

The collision occurred outside the Burlington Building, a University building that houses several labs and rehabilitation clinics from multiple departments. An ambulance, as well as several Ann Arbor Police Department officers, arrived on the scene shortly after the accident.

The driver of the car was a 16-year-old Ypsilanti resident, according to AAPD Sgt. Bill Clock, who supervises the AAPD crash team and traffic unit. After being interviewed by AAPD officers, the driver was taken home by a parent. LSA senior Courtney Reid, who was in the Burlington Building at the time of the accident and watched the police arrive, saw AAPD officers searching the car afterward.

"We saw one police officer,” she said. “He took pictures of the inside of the car, and then he turned off the hazard lights.”

The graduate student is currently being treated in a hospital and appears to be in stable condition, according to Clock.

"At this point it does not appear to be life threatening, but it's still very early in their treatment of her," he said.

AAPD has yet to determine if a crime was committed. The case will be referred to the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s office for review upon conclusion.

"It's still under investigation,” Clock said. “Most of the time we send it to them just to review to see if they see any criminal violations. I don't suspect this crash will be any different."