Fairfield student struck by vehicle near bus stop

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FAIRFIELD — An elementary school student was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street to a bus stop this morning, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

The incident occurred at 8:45 a.m. at the intersection of Nichols Avenue and First Street.

The student, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital with what appear to be minor injuries.

Witnesses included several students aboard a school bus that was stopped nearby to load passengers, as well as other bystanders.

The Fairfield Police Department is providing school counselors and additional support staff to assist any students who may need emotional support following the incident.

The department’s Crash Investigation Unit is looking into the accident.

Initial findings suggest that speed was not a factor and that it was an “unfortunate accident.”

Fairfield Fire Department and AMR responded quickly to the scene to ensure the student received prompt medical attention.

The School Safety Division is coordinating with Fairfield Public Schools to ensure the well-being of all students involved.

The police department also emphasized the importance of road safety, urging drivers to remain alert, particularly in school zones and residential areas.

Pedestrians were reminded to use crosswalks and pay attention to traffic signals.

Parents are encouraged to discuss street-crossing safety with their children, underscoring the importance of waiting for signals and looking both ways.

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