Highlands 6 struck by vehicle, students can remain in building

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 7:59 PM
Highlands 6 struck by vehicle, students can remain in building by The Spectator

Just before 4 p.m., a driver hit three vehicles in the McComb parking lot before "crossing the lawn and striking the side of the Highlands 6 residence hall," according to a university email. One student was transported to the hospital for evaluation. No other injuries were reported. 

After evaluation of the building, it was "determined that Highlands 6 can remain occupied except for the two suites directly impacted by the incident." The reasoning for the crash is still unknown. 

Grace Bennett, an occupant of one of the impacted suites, said that she was sleeping when the car crashed into her dorm.

"When the car hit, it scared me so badly that I jumped straight out of bed," she said. "At that moment, my fridge was against the wall that the car hit, so all the food and drinks in my fridge went flying across the room. My blinds were down, so I didn't make the connection that it was a car (that hit the building)."

Bennett said that none of her belongings were damaged, but she and her roommates have moved out of the two suites indefinitely. 

Edinboro University Police Chief, Angela Vincent, said because this is an ongoing investigation, she is unable to release any information regarding the accident.

You can see images of the incident below. They come courtesy of Hannah Webster, Dakota Palmer and the social media app, Snapchat. 

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