College Student seriously injured on Washington St.

A first-year Gettysburg College student was seriously injured this morning in an accident at about 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Washington St. and Lincoln Ave. in Gettysburg.

According to a Gettysburg Police release, the 18-year-old female was crossing Washington St. at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. when a 2008 Toyota van operated by a 78-year-old Gettysburg resident struck the pedestrian who was reported to be in the crosswalk. 

The woman was transported by Adams Regional Emergency Medical Services to WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and then flown to a trauma center in York.

Gettysburg Fire Company, Gettysburg Fire Police, and Gettysburg College Campus Safety assisted at the scene. 

Police investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash and has not yet spoken to the police is asked to contact the police department through the Adams County Emergency Service Dispatch Center at (814) 334-8101

Gettysburg College released a statement saying the college was providing extended hours of counseling and wellness services for members of the college community.

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lolly odea
lolly odea
8 months ago

An observation on this incident. As a “senior” driver, and being aware how very important it is to be fully cognizant when operating a motor vehicle; traveling through and across the Gettysburg college campus is a minefield of obstructions. I travel regularly around town for work and pleasure and try to avoid the campus when class is in session. On many more than one occasion, As I traveled across Washington Street or Lincoln Ave, I was forced to brake quickly for a student/person stepping into the crosswalk and continuing across the street without looking up or around as they had… Read more »

Charles Stangor
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Charles Stangor
8 months ago
Reply to  lolly odea

Lol. Try driving through the University of Maryland campus between classes sometime.

Irene Clessuras
Irene Clessuras
8 months ago

Does anybody know the status of the student that was hit? Prayers for full recovery.

Charles Stangor
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Charles Stangor
8 months ago

A full recovery is expected. Thanks for asking.

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