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Student Hit By Car

March 23, 2009 by John Rook

A Cheshire High School student sustained minor head injuries early Monday morning when a car hit her as she was trying to cross South Main Street.
According to police, Emily Beebe, 18, of Cheshire had just parked her car in the parking lot across from Yellow House at approximately 7 a.m. She began walking across South Main Street towards the high school as traffic in the southbound lane was stopped. According to Cheshire police, Beebe then tried to cross the northbound side, to reach the school’s main entrance, and was hit by a vehicle driven by Mary Beth McCloskey, 58, who was turning left at the time.
The vehicle struck Beebe who hit her head on the front windshield of McCloskey’s vehicle, according to Cheshire Police Lt. Jay Markella. Authorities were immediately called to the scene. Beebe was treated for what Markella described as “minor” head injuries and she was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.
Cheshire Police Officer David Kehoss was one of the first to arrive on the scene and stated that Beebe was bleeding from some small injuries on her head, but that she was awake and cognizant of her surroundings.
“I was talking to her and she was responding,” said Kehoss, who stated that Beebe was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury for further observation. As of Monday afternoon, Kehoss said that reports from the hospital appeared to be “good.”
“In a case like that, they will probably want to keep her for a while just to make sure,” he stated.
McCloskey did not sustain any injuries during the accident and, because it is appeared that Beebe crossed in front of her vehicle while she was making a legal turn, Kehoss stated that no tickets or infractions were issued to the driver.

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