Urbana teen hospitalized after being hit in crosswalk
URBANA — An Urbana teen hit by a car as she crossed an Urbana street Wednesday evening was listed in good condition Thursday at Carle Foundation Hospital.
An Urbana police report said Donald Owen, 45, of the 200 block of West Delaware Avenue, Urbana, immediately stopped his car and began helping Nailah Davis, 15, after he realized he had hit her.
The report said Davis, of the 800 block of Burkwood Court, was crossing Vine Street in a marked crosswalk near Fairlawn Drive about 5 p.m. when she was hit by a car headed south on Vine Street.
The report said Owen told police he hadn't seen her in the crosswalk because it was dark.
Witnesses told police that Owen hit her but also confirmed that he got out right away to help her. He was issued a ticket for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
The school district confirmed that Owen is the district's assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.