WVU student remains in critical condition following accident

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Lewis County woman and WVU student remains in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck Tuesday morning in Morgantown.

Sarah Queen, 20, of Weston, is in Ruby Memorial Hospital after a man driving a Ford F-250 hit her along Mon Boulevard just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Other pedestrians at the scene immediately aided Queen, who was transported to the hospital for emergency surgery. Queen was said to be in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.

Traffic reconstructionists and investigators processed the scene and continue to take formal statements from witnesses, Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said Wednesday.

It remains unclear if the accident will result in any charges, Preston said.

This second accident in less than one month involving a WVU student has prompted the Morgantown Police Department to issue a public safety announcement, reminding pedestrians to stay alert at all times even if they are in crosswalks.

WVU also announced they’d be coordinating with the City of Morgantown to study pedestrian safety in the area. Queen is the second WVU student this month to be struck by a vehicle while working.

The first, 21-year-old Leah Berhanu, was hit and killed near Evansdale Crossing Feb. 1.

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