Student injured at Recreation Center crosswalk

By Austin Flynn

A female student was struck by a car in the crosswalk near the Recreation Center Tuesday.

The accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. at the 300 block of E. Grand Avenue, according to the police report.

The 21-year-old pedestrian was taken to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale with non-fatal injuries, according to the report.


The car’s driver, Andrew R. Heller, a former SIU student from Aurora, was arrested at the scene for driving with a suspended driver’s license.

The accident is still under investigation, according to the report.