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Police: PAHS Senior Who was Hit by Car is in Stable Condition

According to Phoenixville Police, doctors say she won't suffer paralysis.

A 17-year-old senior at Phoenixville Area High School is in serious but stable condition after she was hit by a car while walking home from school on Tuesday night, Sergeant Tom Goggin of the Phoenixville Police Department confirmed.

The girl, whose name has not been released, was taken to Paoli Trauma Center for what Goggin characterized as “substantial” injuries—including broken bones and broad internal trauma. Goggin said that, contrary to previous reports, he does not believe she is in a coma.

Her prognosis is, at the moment, positive.

“She’s cleared two hurdles so far,” the sergeant explained. “One is that she survived the night. The other is that there won’t be any paralysis.”

Goggin said the girl’s mother told him that she was scheduled to undergo a procedure at the hospital on November 14.

According to Goggin, the girl was hit by a Toyota Corolla on S. Main Street near City Avenue at approximately 5:32 p.m. on November 13 while she was, he believes, walking home from an after school activity.

The driver, a Spring City resident on his way home from work, stayed at the scene after the accident and was, according to Goggin, “devastated.” The sergeant added that while the investigation is still in its early stages, there is no reason to think he was drunk or speeding.

“It had just gotten dark out,” Goggin said.

The sergeant added that it could be some time before the accident reconstruction is completed.

CJ BIELER November 14, 2012 at 04:56 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this girl right now.
Heather Gartin November 14, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Any updates on this?
Bill N. November 14, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Updates?
Lorraine November 14, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Does anyone know how the biker made out after the crash on Sunday at the intersection of Mason and Nutt Rd? Nutt Road was closed for about 45 minutes
KATHY November 14, 2012 at 04:28 PM
HE IS FINE - BUMPS AND BRUISES BUT ALIVE!
Lorraine November 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Kathy, thanks I'm so glad to hear that!!! I didn't hear it happen, but saw it afterwards. So glad to hear he's ok!!
Joe Phoenix November 14, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Did I miss something? It doesn't say anything about a girl in this article. Whoever it was I hope everything turns out ok.
SS November 14, 2012 at 07:22 PM
The article was just updated. A girl, possibly from high school in a coma. So sad. Prayers to the family.
David Curran November 14, 2012 at 07:27 PM
My thoughts and prayers are for this young girl. There are a number of roads around the Pville area that are treacherous for pedestrians. Pothouse Road comes to mind, 45MPH with no shoulder for long stretches, give me a break. I contacted Kampf's office about this a while back- nothing really done. Same with Schuylkill township.
Allie November 15, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Kathy, thanks for the update about the biker. That happened right in front of my house. I was worried when I saw him right after the accident.
Gloria Krause November 15, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Gloria So sorry to hear of this unfortunate accident. Prayers go out to her and her family
amanda mezalick November 15, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Ss, shes not in a coma
Lynn B. November 15, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Glad to hear the student is OK. Now that its gotten darker at an early hour please keep a watchful eye for walkers.
Paula Jean November 15, 2012 at 04:42 PM
My son is a fellow senior classmate. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. May she have a speedy recovery.
SS November 15, 2012 at 04:46 PM
thank you amanda. i know that now. i was just saying what they had printed originally as someone was asking a question.

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