Student struck by vehicle on Summit Street


Emergency crews tend to Thirupathi Vakiti after he was struck by a car on East Summit Street near the Kent State Student Center on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Skye McEowen

A Kent State student who was hit by a car at the intersection of Risman Drive and Summit Street and was taken to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center.

The victim’s roommate identified him as Thirupathi Vakiti, a graduate digital sciences major. His condition is unknown at this time, according to a hospital representative.

Responders arrived at around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Chris Petrof, a senior marketing major, called 911 after witnessing the accident.

“I saw someone flipped over the hood,” Petrof said.

Danielle Greear, a junior hospitality management major, was also on scene when the victim was hit.

Greear said she heard something and turned to see the victim fall to the ground.

The Kent Police Department did not respond to requests for comment at press time.

Skye McEowen is the opinion editor for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].

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