Please be careful when you are driving Today a student was struck by a motor vehicle while walking to school. Fortunately, the injuries were not serious. I have asked the police department to review what happened and to consider safety improvements at this and other locations. The members of the Town Board will discuss and give priority attention to improving pedestrian safety. The safety of our children must be given the highest priority attention.
Good afternoon Mr. Feiner,
Earlier today, at approximately 8:30 A.M., an Edgemont High School student was struck by a motor vehicle as she crossed the intersection of White Oak Lane and Edgemont Road. The student was walking in a clearly marked pedestrian crosswalk in an easterly direction towards the high school. The driver of the vehicle involved had just dropped off a student at the school, then proceeded West on White Oak Lane and was making a left turn, South onto Edgemont Road. The student was struck while in the crosswalk and sustained injuries that fortunately, presented as not serious or life threatening. The student was treated at the scene by Greenburgh Police EMS and transported to White Plains Hospital for further evaluation.
This matter has been referred to the Greenburgh Police Traffic Unit for review. Recommendations will be made and evaluated relevant to proposed safety improvements for this particular intersection with the goal of improving upon pedestrian safety and Vehicle and Traffic Law compliance by area residents who drop off and pick up their children from school on a daily basis. In this particular incident, the driver was an Edgemont resident who failed to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Captain Brian-Joseph Ryan
Commanding Officer; Patrol Division
Town of Greenburgh Police Department