Parent calls for more safety measures after witnessing student car strike at Roseville Middle School

ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A seventh grader was hit by a car on Tuesday at an intersection near Roseville Collegepolice said.

Authorities say the incident happened around 7:20 a.m. in the Martin Road and Barkman Street area.

There was more traffic in the area due to an accident and police shootings that occurred about a mile away.

Officials said a 21-year-old Detroit man hit a Roseville College student as he crossed Martin Road.

Related: Student hit by car at intersection near Roseville Middle School

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The 12-year-old was crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing, but there was no crossing guard or stop sign for added safety.

Tina Edgil, a local mom, ran to the rescue of the tweens and talked all day about why more safety precautions were needed at this intersection.

“I pray for his family, for all those who had to witness it, for the driver. I mean, it was awful,” Edgil said.

Edgil was taking her son to school when she witnessed the incident.

“I just rubbed his back and said, you know, ‘help is on the way. Stay with me.’ You know, I just prayed for her,” Edgil said.

Edgil is now pushing for more security measures to be put in place in the area.

“They don’t have a school crossing guard for middle school kids there, I don’t understand why there isn’t a school crossing guard. Or at least make it a four-way stop,” Edgil said.

The pre-teen had surgery immediately after the incident and is now out and recovering. Her family and friends hope she will pull through.

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