Police say a high school student suffered personal injuries when he was struck at a crosswalk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 4 by a middle-school principal who remained at the scene with emergency crews, but didn’t identify herself as the driver until she called authorities 50 minutes later.
According to what Pennridge Regional Police Chief David A. Mettin told the Associated Press, the 15-year-old Pennridge High School student, whose name was not released, suffered injuries to his head and was listed in critical but stable condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
Mettin said the boy was struck by 66-year-old Margaret Kantes shortly before 7 a.m. She parked her SUV and stayed near the scene. She began to call 911 twice, but someone else told her that they had already reached emergency dispatchers.
Kantes had left the scene by the time Mettin arrived at approximately 7:15 a.m. and apparently drove a few hundred yards to Pennridge North Middle School. She called police at approximately 7:40 a.m. to report herself as the driver.
Mettin said Kantes appeared to have a green light at the intersection where the accident took place. He said she voluntarily submitted to a blood test and is not under arrest.