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Gregory-Portland student injured in morning accident

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Dec 10, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Gregory-Portland High School student was injured earlier this morning in a pedestrian-vehicle accident outside the school.

The male student was taken for transport for to an area hospital medical treatment after the accident at the intersection of Wildcat Drive and Buddy Ganem. The injuries appeared to be minor, according to witnesses of the accident.

"We had a student who was just finishing in a crossing zone and was hit by a vehicle," Gregory-Portland superintendent Michelle Cavazos said. "He was talking and conscious."

The superintendent said she was not sure if a crossing guard was present at the crossing zone when the accident occurred.

Their parents were immediately notified, Cavazos said.

The driver of the vehicle was not a Gregory-Portland student, the district said. Cavazos said the driver stopped after the accident.

The Portland Police Department and emergency personnel responded after the accident.

"We send our thoughts and prayers to the family of the student who was struck and wish them a speedy and healthy recovery for him," Cavazos said.

She added a plea for drivers to be aware around schools during peak hours.

"Just always be cautious when you are driving around at the beginning of school hours, after hours or after school at dismissal times," she said. "Always being cautious and alert as possible."