Cordley Elementary student struck by car on Mass Street

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A Cordley Elementary school student was struck by a car Monday afternoon near 20th and Massachusetts streets, according to an email from the school principal.

“An ambulance transported the student and a parent to an area hospital. We cannot share other details due to the privacy rights of students and families, but please know that we are sending all of our very best wishes their way,” Principal Rebecca “Becky” Reaver wrote in an email to the school community. “We want them to know that our Cordley Community is behind them all the way.”


Reaver continued, “Since other students may have witnessed and may be hearing about this accident, I want to let them know that we are here for them and also I want to encourage you to take this time to have a conversation about important safety practices.”

Reaver noted that crossing guards are available to assist at 19th Street’s intersections with Vermont and Massachusetts streets. The school is at 1837 Vermont St.

Lt. David Ernst, a spokesperson for the Lawrence Police Department, said officers were dispatched to 20th and Massachusetts streets around 4 p.m. Monday for an injury accident, and learned that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital with “critical, but non-life threatening injuries,” Ernst said. He was not able to confirm whether the pedestrian was a Cordley student.

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