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VSU student struck by car while crossing Patterson

Written by: Allison Ericson

A VSU student was struck by a truck while attempting to cross North Patterson Street on Wednesday afternoon and suffered substantial but non-life-threatening injuries.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lizzie Lohmar, her family and her Phi Mu sisters!” @KD_VSU (Kappa Delta at VSU) tweeted at 5:07 p.m. on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old female was transported to SGMC, and according to a member of her sorority, she suffered from multiple broken bones, a collapsed lung, internal bleeding and head trauma.

Valdosta Daily Times reported that Michael Laslie, a 21-year-old VSU student, has been charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.

Laslie allegedly hit Lohmar with his truck while turning left at the intersection of East College Street and North Patterson Street.

The intersection has been a cause for concern to many students in the past.

“There have been many times where I have had to catch myself before I got hit by an oncoming car at that crosswalk,” Sarah Johnson, junior biology major, said.

Sierra Schultz, senior legal assistance major, said, “That intersection is so scary; my prayers go out to her and her family.”


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