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Rice student struck by car on inner loop, taken to trauma center

By Ben Baker-Katz     4/18/23 10:30pm

A Rice student was struck by a moving car as they attempted to cross the inner loop near Baker College at around 1:15 a.m on Saturday, April 15. The student was transported to a trauma center in the Texas Medical Center, and their condition is currently unknown. Out of respect for the student and their family, the Thresher is not releasing their name at this time. 

According to an email from a Rice University Police Department officer obtained by the Thresher, the driver of the vehicle was also a Rice student, though their identity has not been released.

According to RUPD Chief Clemente Rodriguez, the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and “fully cooperated” with officers in their investigation. Rodriguez declined to comment further, citing RUPD’s ongoing investigation into the incident. 

This is a developing story.

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