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Student hit and injured near Bullitt Central crosswalk Friday morning

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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- The Shepherdsville Police Department is investigating an accident that happened Friday morning near Bullitt Central High School.

“One of our female students at Bullitt Central who's a junior there was crossing the street to get over to the school and was struck by a vehicle,” said Eric Farris, Attorney for the Bullitt County Board of Education.

Farris said Highway 44 near the school is extremely busy and the Department of Transportation has been working to make it safer, but he said those crossing the street by foot need to be extra careful.

"I think it emphasizes the importance for students, pedestrians, anyone crossing that roadway to do everything they can to protect themselves and be vigilant,” said Farris.

Bullitt County Schools don't have crossing guards but officials say that's because there isn't enough foot traffic.

Most students don't have to walk across the street to get to school.

"We've had very few accidents in those school zones and that's a good thing,” said Kenneth Bernardi with Shephersville Police.

Bernardi said the student was about 100 feet outside of the crosswalk when she was hit and the driver was going the speed limit.

However, he says all school zones will now be targeted for traffic enforcement.

"The school resource officers for the high school, middle school and elementary school will be covering those particular school zones on a daily basis. We're also increasing our presence in the school zones, running radar."

Officials say the student suffered minor injuries and is expected to be back at school next week.

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