CARUTHERSVILLE - A 15-year-old girl was struck by a car Thursday while walking near Caruthersville High School.
According to Caruthersville Police, Demetria Bennett was among a group of students walking north on Schultz Street near the high school at noon Thursday. The group started to move to the right side of the roadway as a vehicle driven by Edward L. Davis, 17, of Caruthersville approached. Bennett failed to make it to the right side of the road and was struck by the Davis vehicle.
The teen was transported to the Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.
"All the witnesses to the accident stated it was simply an accident and in no way a vehicular assault," authorities emphasized in their news release.