Aggressive Enforcement After Union-Endicott Student Hit by Car
Endicott police officers are conducting high-visibility speed enforcement operations near Union-Endicott High School following after another pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.
A student was critically injured in the most recent incident which occurred around 5:15 p.m. October 21. Authorities said the student was hit while in a crosswalk in front of the school on East Main Street.
For years, students, teachers and crossing guards have complained that motorists frequently race past the school during the morning and afternoon hours.
State Department of Transportation workers installed "20 mph" speed limit signs in the area near the high school.
Three days after the signs were put in place, a veteran crossing guard was seriously hurt when she was struck by a car while on duty.
In last week's incident, the student who was hit while heading to a high school football game sustained head trauma and other injuries.
Union-Endicott school superintendent Nicole Wolfe on Friday said "the district is not able to release any information" at the request of the student's family.
Wolfe said in an email: "Students and staff are sending cards and other well wishes to the student."
Police have said charges are pending against the driver of the vehicle, whose name has not been released.
Despite stepped-up speed enforcement near the school, village police officers say many drivers continue to travel through the area well above the 20 mph limit.
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