Student struck by car in Jefferson Avenue crosswalk

After a student was struck by a car on Nov. 4, the Undergraduate Student Association discussed some possibilities on how to make the cross walk on Jefferson Avenue between the library and Science Hall safer.

A petition has been launched advocating for traffic-calming measures at the Jefferson Ave. crosswalk, where a student was struck on Nov. 4. (Lauren Schifley)

A 21-year-old student is recovering in an area hospital after he was struck by a car crossing Jefferson Avenue between the library and Science Hall last Wednesday, Nov. 4. 

The student, whose name was not released, was last reported to be in stable condition in the critical care unit at ECMC, according to WBEN. Buffalo police are investigating and the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation. 

Public Safety did not respond to a request for comment. 

The incident was discussed at the Undergraduate Student Association Senate meeting on Tuesday. Senator Sydney Carlo proposed more “blue light” emergency phones on the perimeter of campus as a policy going forward in case of other accidents. Another senator proposed speed bumps at the intersection. 

Senator Caleb Graham proposed the installation of a license plate camera at the crosswalk, similar to what the City of Buffalo has installed near schools to catch speeding cars. Senators also criticized what they felt was a lack of communication from Public Safety. 

There have been no official emails sent out by Public Safety on the incident.

Senator Michael Berg, the senate’s Public Safety liaison, said he will discuss the incident with Public Safety’s Chief Kim Beaty in an upcoming meeting. 

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