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Four hurt after car crashes into students on LSU campus, EMS says

The scene where several people were struck by a vehicle on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge on Friday morning.
The scene where several people were struck by a vehicle on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge on Friday morning. Advocate staff photo

Four students walking on LSU’s campus were hospitalized Friday morning after they were hit by a vehicle during a crash, said university spokesperson Ernie Ballard III.

All four students are expected to survive, Ballard said Friday afternoon.

The force of a two-vehicle crash caused one of the vehicles to hit pedestrians standing on the corner of Nicholson Drive and Skip Bertman Drive, Ballard said. That intersection is just west of Tiger Stadium.

He said one of the drivers, 22-year-old Jodi Simone Reed, of Houston, was issued a citation for careless operation and failure to yield. Ballard said all parties involved in the wreck were LSU students.

Initially, East Baton Rouge EMS spokesman Mike Chustz said five people were injured in the crash, though only four went to the hospital.

This is the second crash involving a pedestrian in the first week of LSU’s fall classes.

A driver hit a student walking on campus Monday morning along AgCenter Lake near the 4-H Mini Barn. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk, officials said. That student was transported to a hospital with injuries.

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