Class 6 girl injured after being hit by school van in Sector 14
A Class 6 student of a private missionary school sustained injuries after she was hit by the van of the school on Thursday afternoon.gurgaon Updated: Aug 18, 2016 00:46 IST
A Class 6 student of a private missionary school sustained injuries after she was hit by the van of the school on Thursday afternoon.
Since the injury was minor, her parents did not file a police complaint.
Eyewitnesses said the incident took place around 1:30pm outside Our Lady of Fatima Convent Secondary School in Old DLF Colony in Sector 14. The 12-year-old girl was waiting outside the school gate and a van being driven in the reverse direction hit her. Her right foot was injured,
“She was standing with other girls in front of the gate. They were trying to jump over a pothole filled with water when the van hit her. She fell on the ground and her tow was injured. Though the injury was minor, she panicked due to pain. Other children also panicked seeing her in pain,” said a school guard.
The girl was rushed inside the school where first-aid was given to her.
The school said they called her parents and informed them about the incident.
“It was a minor accident. When the parents came, they were satisfied by the school’s response. Thankfully, the injury was minor. We sent her back home with a teacher,” said Sooraj Raghav, sports incharge of the school.
Police personnel from Civil Lines station also reached the school to investigate the matter. They were told by school that it was a minor accident and there was no need to register a case.
“The injury was minor. No case was registered as we did not receive any complaint,” said assistant sub inspector Banilal, who was present at the spot with another policeman.
The girl’s parents did not want to reveal their identities but said they were
satisfied with the school’s response.
The accident is a reminder of a similar incident that took place in May 2016. Seven-year-old Jiya died after a speeding car ran over her while she was crossing road near her home in Gurgaon’s Sector 4 after being dropped by her
schoolbus. Jiya, a Class 3 student of Ryan International School in Gurgaon, was dropped on the wrong side of the road.