A Leo Elementary student was struck by a car as she was on her way to School at the corner of Wayne and Hosler just after seven this morning.
The girl was okay, but we spoke with neighbors who say it was a matter of time before someone got hit and they hope today's accident serves as a wake-up
An 11-year-old girl was hit by a car as it was turning at this four-way stop in front of
"We feel that she will be fine from our information."
We asked Studebaker what precautions are taken to ensure the students safety as they walk the streets on their way to school.
"We do have a crossing guard hired for this area," said Studebaker.
Before the camera was recording, I asked Studebaker if the school had a crossing guard and he confirmed that there is normally a crossing guard at the intersection, but when the camera was rolling he was not as forthcoming.
"I know that there is one [crossing guard] for this intersection," said Studebaker.
A man who lives nearby wasn't surprised when he heard about the accident.
"I heard the lights and a scream then the siren went by and stopped and the first thing I thought a kid got hit and sure enough that's what happened," said the neighbor.
Stacee Frane lives near Leo Elementary and says something needs to be done to improve the intersection.
"It gets a lot of traffic it really does this area is really building up maybe if they put in speed bumps to slow them down," said Frane.
Although he would not go into detail Studebaker said the school is looking into ways of making this intersection safer for students.