Appeals to school crossing guards, safety measures after Norfolk hit-and-run

Girl hit in hit-and-run on her way to Booker T. Washington High

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – After a 16 year old girl was hit on her way to Booker T Washington in Norfolk on Monday, some are calling for more safety precautions to bring students to class safely.

WAVY 10 spent several hours talking with people crossing the street to and from school. Many told us they felt unsafe and even felt compelled to cross to avoid oncoming traffic.

A man told us that drivers and pedestrians both need to be more careful.

“People just do what they want to do,” said Eddie Hope.

“Part of the younger generation that drives and doesn’t pay attention to the phone. And the next thing you know, the impact, it just happens,” Hope said.

Police did not say if they had a suspect or leads in the case. They have not released a description of the car that hit the girl.

She was taken to the King’s Daughters Children’s Hospital in Norfolk with life-threatening injuries.

Police said school administrators provided support to the child’s family and the Norfolk Public Schools Crisis Response Team was at the school on Monday.

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Susan W. Lloyd