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about 2 weeks ago

Student Flown To Hospital After Hit-And-Run

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A 21-year old male Penn State student was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run on Blue Course Drive at 5:06 a.m. Sunday and flown to U.P.M.C. Altoona Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to a press release from Ferguson Township Police.

This is how the release described the incident:

Investigation at the scene revealed the victim was apparently walking on the travel portion of the roadway pulling a wheeled soft sided cooler when he was struck and run over. The striking vehicle left the scene in an unknown direction following impact. Crash Investigation specialists were called in to survey and document the scene as well as collect any physical evidence. Ferguson Township Police were assisted at the scene by Patton Township Police, Centre Life Link EMS, Alpha Fire Police and Alpha Fire Personnel.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 814-237-1172 or 800-479-0050. We’ll provide updates as they become available, and are hoping for good news.

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