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Update: Teen in ICU After Being Hit by Car

Teen was crossing White Oak Ridge Road when struck by a car Tuesday, MHS students, faculty wait and worry.

Update: Friday 5 p.m.

A 17-year-old Millburn High School student is in intensive care but making progress at Morristown Memorial Hospital after being struck by a vehicle while crossing White Oak Ridge Road earlier this week.

The girl was with other students had parked on Farmstead and were crossing White Oak Ridge to get to the cemetery at the corner for a media project on Tuesday, according to the newspaper.

Because of her age, police have not made the girl's name public, but MHS Principal Dr. Wiliam Miron told Patch that the girl, a senior at the school, is a conscientious student who has been accepted to Tufts.

He said that from what he has been told, doctors were keeping her sedated but that she is "progressing."

He said it appears she has some fractures and is "all banged up."

The girl was with friends who were creating a film for a media project, he said, but it was not her project."She was just helping her friends," he said.

Miron said counselors and teachers have been helping the students who were with her at the time of the accident because they were distraught and "very shaken" by it, having seen it happen and accompanying the girl to the hospital.

"We are giving them a place to talk and to just congregate if they need to," he said.

Miron accompanied the girl's mom to retrieve her car from Farmstead Road, he said, and was struck by how dangerous the road is.

"Pedestrians really have to be careful there," he said. "There's no sidewalk and it's hard to see what's coming. It's scary."

The Item reported that the girl was struck on White Oak Ridge Road near Farmstead by a resident of South Orange, who was returning home from shopping. To read The Item's full story about how the accident happened, click here.

millresident May 12, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Keeping her In our prayers. Hope for a speedy recovery.
M OKeef May 15, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Hope she is home and doing well!
Leslie May 17, 2012 at 04:47 PM
There has been increased traffic on White Oak Ridge Road during the construction work on the JFK overpass and ramps. Why else would someone from S. Orange be on that road coming back from, most likely, the SH mall? This was a car that should have been on JFK. Let's hope they finish up the work soon.
Carrie Wissner June 07, 2012 at 04:58 PM
How is she doing? Anyone have an update?

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