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Student recovering from accident in crosswalk

By Staff | Jan 20, 2012

Kayla Barb, a 21-year-old student who was injured after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road on Shepherd University’s campus last Friday, is reported to be recovering, according to a statement posted by the university.

Barb was reportedly hit at the crosswalk between East and West campus by a vehicle moving southbound on W.Va. 480 and was reported to have suffered a “visible head injury,” according to Shepherdstown Police Chief Dave Ransom.

According to a statement released Monday, Jan. 16, Barb, who was air lifted to Fairfax Inova Hospital following the accident, is in stable condition and remains conscious.

The university statement also stated that Barb’s mother told Shepherd University Student Affairs officials that her daughter underwent knee surgery on Sunday, Jan. 15 and had been moved from trauma intensive care to an intermediate care unit of the hospital.

At press time, an official police report had not been issued for the case and it is unclear as to whether charges will be filed against the vehicle driver.