Updated: Tolland Student Hit By Car on Old Cathole Road North

A sixth-grade student was struck while walking home from school, according to Superintendent William Guzman.

Updated Thursday, Sept. 27, 10:51 p.m.

The student struck by a car on Thursday afternoon has been released from the hospital and is home resting, according to an update his family provided to Tolland Patch.

While the family requested that their child not be identified, they praised the quick and professional response of the school, rescue workers and police officers after the incident.

According to a press release from Troop C, a Tolland minor struck the sixth-grade student while he was attempting to cross Old Cathole Road North while walking home from school.

Original Story:

A sixth-grade student was struck by a car Thursday on Old Cathole Road North while walking home from Tolland Middle School, according to Superintendent William Guzman.

While the child was transported to the hospital, Guzman said the student is recovering and is doing as well as can be expected.

Stay with Tolland Patch for more details on this story.

Leisa Hickey September 28, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Whether you are a runner or a walker, the roads with curves (and that are narrow) are a danger. You can run/walk on the 'proper' side and you can wear reflective belts, but it does not protect you from a car coming around a blind corner from hitting you. I, too, am surprised this has not happened more with the children who walk to school or any of the members of the track team. We definately need more sidewalks in town especially in the areas around town where our children are expected to walk to school or run for track. My heart goes out to the boy who was struck as well as to his family. Our prayers are with you for a full recovery!
Leisa Hickey September 28, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I also don't like to see our taxes raised, but what I don't want more is to have any other incidents like the one that just occurred to anyone else in our town.
David Barrow September 28, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Josh September 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Hey people just wanna say this had nothing to do with Tolland Cross Country or Tolland Track team so please have your facts straight before saying things.
Jim G. September 29, 2012 at 01:35 AM
You're correct. Whether the first commenter brought that in through misunderstanding or because it's a related topic isn't clear - but the student who was hit was simply walking home, not participating in track training. Having driven around a column of track athletes from time to time, though, I wonder if they've ever considered using a pace car at the rear to help alert and slow oncoming traffic. We don't have sidewalks or shoulders here for safe running on our roads and all it will take is one distracted driver.


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